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With $10 million from Pfizer, the Initiative aims to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in clinical trials and enhance the diversity of clinical researchers.
Yoon, a surgical oncologist expert in the treatment of gastric cancer, sarcoma, and melanoma, is also the new vice chair of surgical oncology research and education in the Department of Surgery.
A new robotic device from researchers at VP&S and Columbia Engineering could help guide recovery after treatment for head and neck cancer.
- July 9, 2021
A new brain cancer study is testing an ultrasound technology developed at Columbia to determine if the technology can open the blood-brain barrier and improve delivery of chemotherapy.
- July 1, 2021
Even a brief exposure to addictive medications for surgery-related pain or anxiety can lead to long-term use, a study by Columbia researchers has found.
- June 22, 2021
New guidelines encourage initial screening for colorectal cancer at 45 instead of 50, because younger people are increasingly being diagnosed with the disease, says Columbia's James Church, MD.
- June 9, 2021
Opinions vary about how to treat DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), but a new study suggests the optimal treatment for most women with this non-invasive breast cancer is surgery plus radiation.
- June 8, 2021
Results from a phase 2 clinical trial led by Columbia cancer researchers suggest that a combination of two drugs has potential to improve treatment of uterine leiomyosarcoma.
- June 1, 2021
Larisa Geskin's first lobbying success led New York state to prohibit indoor tanning for children. Now she's urging Medicaid to help low-income families access sunscreen.
- May 24, 2021
Many women and their physicians stick to annual Pap and HPV tests, Columbia researchers have found, despite new guidelines recommending less frequent cervical cancer screening.
- May 21, 2021
Columbia cancer researchers are testing a new chemotherapy regimen for patients with an invasive form of bladder cancer who have limited options beyond radical surgery if initial treatment fails.
- May 20, 2021
Newly identified immune cells infiltrate tumors in patients with localized kidney cancer and may be driving the cancer’s recurrence, Columbia researchers have found.
- May 18, 2021
Christine Iok In Chio and Xuebing Wu have received 2021 Pershing Square Sohn Prizes for their out-of-the box approaches to cancer research.