- DIRECTOR, MOUNT SINAI-NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH RESPIRATORY INSTITUTE
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Powell completed his medical degree at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and his clinical and research fellowships at Boston University School of Medicine. With clinical and research interests in lung cancer and mesothelioma, Dr. Powell’s investigations center on understanding the genetic and susceptibility factors for these diseases, and the molecular events that are important in the early stages of lung cancer development and progression. His numerous articles and abstracts have been published in journals such as the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Pathology, CHEST, Cancer, and the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. He is Chair of the Thoracic Oncology Section of the American Thoracic Society, an elected member of the Fleischner Society, and a recipient of the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award.
IN THE NEWS: Dr. Powell discusses the risk factors for lung cancer in the The Daily News feature, The Daily Checkup.
Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
- Bronchoscopy, Diagnostic
- Lung Cancer
MD, University of Chicago
Residency, Internal Medicine
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship, Pulmonary, Crit Care
Lung adenocarcinoma can progress from an indolent in situ carcinoma to an invasive, aggressive, metastatic tumor. The WHO/IASLC/ATS Lung adenocarcinoma classification emphasizes the distinction of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) and minimally invasive adenocarcinoma from their invasive counterparts. Molecular biomarkers of invasion can distinguish invasive from non-invasive tumors, a distinction that is typically difficult to make in small biopsies and cytology specimens and is becoming increasingly important as the recognition of early stage adenocarcinoma increases with the widespread implementation of lung cancer screening programs in the United States. Please visit the Charles Powell Lab.
Borczuk AC, Gorenstein L, Walter KL, Assaad AA, Wang L, Powell CA. Non-small-cell lung cancer molecular signatures recapitulate lung developmental pathways. The American journal of pathology 2003 Nov; 163(5).
Borczuk AC, Kim HK, Yegen HA, Friedman RA, Powell CA. Lung adenocarcinoma global profiling identifies type II transforming growth factor-beta receptor as a repressor of invasiveness. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2005 Sep; 172(6).
Borczuk AC, Cappellini GC, Kim HK, Hesdorffer M, Taub RN, Powell CA. Molecular profiling of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma identifies the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway as a therapeutic target in poor prognosis tumors. Oncogene 2007 Jan; 26(4).
Borczuk AC, Papanikolaou N, Toonkel RL, Sole M, Gorenstein LA, Ginsburg ME, Sonett JR, Friedman RA, Powell CA. Lung adenocarcinoma invasion in TGFbetaRII-deficient cells is mediated by CCL5/RANTES. Oncogene 2008 Jan; 27(4).
Borczuk AC, Qian F, Kazeros A, Eleazar J, Assaad A, Sonett JR, Ginsburg M, Gorenstein L, Powell CA. Invasive size is an independent predictor of survival in pulmonary adenocarcinoma. The American journal of surgical pathology 2009 Mar; 33(3).
Borczuk AC, Toonkel RL, Powell CA. Genomics of lung cancer. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 2009 Apr; 6(2).
Lee MC, Boroczky L, Sungur-Stasik K, Cann AD, Borczuk AC, Kawut SM, Powell CA. Computer-aided diagnosis of pulmonary nodules using a two-step approach for feature selection and classifier ensemble construction. Artificial intelligence in medicine 2010 Sep; 50(1).
Wilgus ML, Borczuk AC, Stoopler M, Ginsburg M, Gorenstein L, Sonett JR, Powell CA. Lysyl oxidase: A lung adenocarcinoma biomarker of invasion and survival. Cancer 2010 Nov;.
Travis WD, Brambilla E, Noguchi M, Nicholson AG, Geisinger KR, Yatabe Y, Beer DG, Powell CA, Riely GJ, Van Schil PE, Garg K, Austin JH, Asamura H, Rusch VW, Hirsch FR, Scagliotti G, Mitsudomi T, Huber RM, Ishikawa Y, Jett J, Sanchez-Cespedes M, Sculier JP, Takahashi T, Tsuboi M, Vansteenkiste J, Wistuba I, Yang PC, Aberle D, Brambilla C, Flieder D, Franklin W, Gazdar A, Gould M, Hasleton P, Henderson D, Johnson B, Johnson D, Kerr K, Kuriyama K, Lee JS, Miller VA, Petersen I, Roggli V, Rosell R, Saijo N, Thunnissen E, Tsao M, Yankelewitz D. International association for the study of lung cancer/american thoracic society/european respiratory society international multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinoma. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2011 Feb; 6(2).
Borczuk AC, Toonkel R, Powell CA. TGF-ß Signaling Pathway in Lung Adenocarcinoma Invasion. Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2010; 5.
Yatabe Y, Borczuk AC, Powell CA. Do all lung adenocarcinomas follow a stepwise progression?. Lung cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2011 Oct; 74(1).
Borczuk AC, Sole M, Lu P, Chen J, Wilgus ML, Friedman RA, Albelda SM, Powell CA. Progression of human bronchioloalveolar carcinoma to invasive adenocarcinoma is modeled in a transgenic mouse model of K-ras-induced lung cancer by loss of the TGF-β type II receptor. Cancer research 2011 Nov; 71(21).
Bulman W, Saqi A, Powell CA. Acquisition and processing of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration specimens in the era of targeted lung cancer chemotherapy. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2012 Mar; 185(6).
Gaga M, Powell CA, Schraufnagel DE, Schönfeld N, Rabe K, Hill NS, Sculier JP. An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: the role of the pulmonologist in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2013 Aug; 188(4).
Yoo S, Huang T, Campbell JD, Lee E, Tu Z, Geraci MW, Powell CA, Schadt EE, Spira A, Zhu J. MODMatcher: multi-omics data matcher for integrative genomic analysis. PLoS computational biology 2014 Aug; 10(8).
Mazzone P, Powell CA, Arenberg D, Bach P, Detterbeck F, Gould MK, Jaklitsch MT, Jett J, Naidich D, Vachani A, Wiener RS, Silvestri G. Components necessary for high-quality lung cancer screening: American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society Policy Statement. Chest 2015 Feb; 147(2).
Remark R, Becker C, Gomez JE, Damotte D, Dieu-Nosjean MC, Sautès-Fridman C, Fridman WH, Powell CA, Altorki NK, Merad M, Gnjatic S. The non-small cell lung cancer immune contexture. A major determinant of tumor characteristics and patient outcome. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2015 Feb; 191(4).
Travis WD, Brambilla E, Nicholson AG, Yatabe Y, Austin JH, Beasley MB, Chirieac LR, Dacic S, Duhig E, Flieder DB, Geisinger K, Hirsch FR, Ishikawa Y, Kerr KM, Noguchi M, Pelosi G, Powell CA, Tsao MS, Wistuba I. The 2015 World Health Organization Classification of Lung Tumors: Impact of Genetic, Clinical and Radiologic Advances Since the 2004 Classification. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2015 Sep; 10(9).
Wiener RS, Gould MK, Arenberg DA, Au DH, Fennig K, Lamb CR, Mazzone PJ, Midthun DE, Napoli M, Ost DE, Powell CA, Rivera MP, Slatore CG, Tanner NT, Vachani A, Wisnivesky JP, Yoon SH. An official American Thoracic Society/American College of Chest Physicians policy statement: implementation of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening programs in clinical practice. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2015 Oct; 192(7).
Slatore CG, Horeweg N, Jett JR, Midthun DE, Powell CA, Wiener RS, Wisnivesky JP, Gould MK. An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement: A Research Framework for Pulmonary Nodule Evaluation and Management. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 2015 Aug; 192(4).
El Rayes T, Catena R, Lee S, Stawowczyk M, Joshi N, Fischbach C, Powell CA, Dannenberg AJ, Altorki NK, Gao D, Mittal V. Lung inflammation promotes metastasis through neutrophil protease-mediated degradation of Tsp-1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2015 Dec; 112(52).
Travis WD, Asamura H, Bankier AA, Beasley MB, Detterbeck F, Flieder DB, Goo JM, MacMahon H, Naidich D, Nicholson AG, Powell CA, Prokop M, Rami-Porta R, Rusch V, van Schil P, Yatabe Y. The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: Proposals for Coding T Categories for Subsolid Nodules and Assessment of Tumor Size in Part-Solid Tumors in the Forthcoming Eighth Edition of the TNM Classification of Lung Cancer. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 2016 Aug; 11(8).
Spira A, Halmos BH, Powell CA. Update in Lung Cancer 2015. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2016;.
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Powell during 2016 and/or 2017. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Scientific Advisory Board:
- Genentech, Inc.
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