We see genomics differently

We’re partnering with our community to change the future of cancer treatment. Using our widespread Cohen Children’s network, we’ve assembled one of the world’s most diverse databases of DNA profiles from children with cancer and their relatives. Our researchers analyze these findings and follow individuals and families over time to better understand how minor changes in genes and proteins can affect their genetic development. The discoveries made will not only lead to better pediatric cancer treatments, but will be applied to adult patients across our entire system and beyond.

Who we are

We are innovators

Being innovative means embracing the new, the bold and the unexpected. We set the bar high, then higher still. At Northwell Health, we’re leading the way toward raising the standard of health care. How do we do it? See for yourself.
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Genetic discoveries

The field of human genetics and genomics is expanding faster than any other area of science, and our findings are leading to new understandings of many diseases and conditions.

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Cancer research

We’re linking genomic information with clinical outcomes in order to better understand, diagnose and treat disease. 

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Children's center

Families find hope at Cohen Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center, which offers a comprehensive network of highly specialized treatment and support services.

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Past, present and future

We’re on a journey to defeat cancer by collecting and analyzing genetic data on an unprecedented scale.
Past Present Future

Past: collect genetic data

Using our widespread network, we collected one of the world’s most diverse databases of DNA profiles from children with cancer and their relatives.

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Present: track and analyze data

We’re tracking children’s genetic development, while analyzing the effects of family history, environmental conditions and cancer treatments.

Future: develop innovative treatments

This should grow into one of the country’s largest genomics projects, leading to fascinating breakthroughs in pediatric and adult cancer treatment.