Himisha Beltran

Assistant Professor
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Contact Information

525 East 68th Street, Starr 9
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY 10065
p: (646) 962-2072

Himisha Beltran

Assistant Professor
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Expertise
Neuroendocrine prostate cancer; cancer genomics; precision medicine 

Current Research Interest
Understanding lineage plasticity and the neuroendocrine phenotype as a mechanism of treatment resistance in prostate cancer; tumor evolution and cancer genomics; N-Myc biology; epigenetic regulation of prostate cancer progression; biomarker development including circulating tumor cells and circulating tumor DNA; biomarker-driven clinical trials; precision medicine 

Distinction
American Society of Clinical Investigation Young Physician Scientist Award
The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation Clinical Scholar Award In Honor of Dr. Emil “Tom” Frei III
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award
Weill Cornell Department of Medicine Investigator Award, First Place.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award
Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award

Selected Publications
Beltran, Himisha, Davide Prandi, Juan Miguel Mosquera, Matteo Benelli, Loredana Puca, Joanna Cyrta, Clarisse Marotz, Eugenia Giannopoulou, Balabhadrapatruni V.S.K. Chakravarthi, Sooryanarayana Varamball, Scott Tomlins, David M. Nanus, Scott T. Tagawa, Eliezer M. Van Allen, Olivier Elemento, Andrea Sboner, Levi Garraway, Mark A. Rubin, and Francesca Demichelis. “Divergent Clonal Evolution of Castration Resistant Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer.” Nature Medicine 22, no. 3 (2016): 298-305.

Beltran, Himisha, Kenneth Eng, Juan Miguel Mosquera, Alexandros Sigaras, Alessandro Romanel, Hanna Rennert, Myriam Kossai, Chantal Pauli, Bishoy Faltas, Jacqueline Fontugne, Kyung Park, Jason Banfelder, Davide Prandi, Neel Madhukar, Tuo Zhang, Jessica Padilla, Noah Greco, Terra J. McNary, Erick Herrscher, David Wilkes, Theresa Y. MacDonald, Hui Xue, Vladimir Vacic, Anne-Katrin Emde, Dayna Oschwald, Adrian Y. Tan, Colin Collins, Martin E. Gleave, Yuzhuo Wang, Dimple Chakravarty, Marc Schiffman, Rob Kim, Fabien Campagne, Brian D. Robinson, David M. Nanus, Scott T. Tagawa, Jenny Z. Xiang, Agata Smogorzewska, Francesca Demichelis, David Rickman, Andrea Sboner, Olivier Elemento, and Mark A. Rubin. “A Precision Medicine Trial for Whole Exome Sequencing of Metastatic Cancer Reveals Biomarkers of Treatment Response.” JAMA Oncology 1, no. 4 (2015): 466-74.

Cornell Research Website Article
A Prostate Cancer that Sidesteps Therapy