Our Impact

We’re excited to announce Willow’s 2019 beneficiary recipient. This year, we’re partnering with the Lee Jones Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Dr. Jones focuses his research on the efficacy and mechanisms of exercise training on tumor initiation and progression. With Willow’s $20,000 grant, Dr. Lee Jones, Chief, Exercise-Oncology Service, and Dr. Neil Iyengar, MD, an investigator in Exercise-Oncology Service and the Breast Medicine Service will conduct a study that hopes to answer this question: How does participation in exercise alter the progression of disease in women with newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer? The results of this research will help close a major knowledge gap regarding whether and how exercise alters the biology of breast cancer, allowing practitioners to prescribe exercise that can make a difference in overall survival for metastatic patients.