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Seizures are usually considered a side effect of brain cancer, but a new Columbia University study of mice suggests they may also fuel the further growth of brain tumors.
Scientists at Columbia's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center are using technologies developed to study cancer to look for drugs to treat COVID-19 and disarm the virus.
In a new study of mice, Columbia researchers found that an experimental drug that breaks down an amino acid slows pancreatic tumor growth by causing ferroptosis, an unusual form of cell death.
- March 5, 2020
CancerFIT—a free exercise program at CUIMC for cancer patients and survivors—offers more than a physical workout, it also provides much-needed support and inspiration.
- February 24, 2020
Columbia biomedical engineers have designed a bacteria strain that seeks out solid tumors and safely delivers immunotherapies, resulting in tumor regression in mouse models.
- January 10, 2020
The three scientists honored by the 2019 Horwitz Prize played key roles in identifying and deciphering the PI3K pathway, which has led to new treatments for several types of cancer.
- December 2, 2019
By learning how contagious cancer spreads among shellfish, scientists hope to better understand how cancer metastasizes in people.
- November 19, 2019
Researchers at Columbia are tackling cancer disparities in northern Manhattan and surrounding areas through the National Cancer Institute’s network of community-based research programs.
- November 11, 2019
Columbia oncologists are bringing their latest techniques in precision medicine to veterans with advanced prostate cancer.
- October 23, 2019
Katherine Crew, MD, directs the Clinical Breast Cancer Prevention Program and cares for patients with breast cancer and women at high risk at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NYP.
- October 18, 2019
Exercise may lower breast cancer risk in all women and young survivors underutilize fertility-preservation services: These are among recent breast cancer findings from Columbia scientists.
- October 11, 2019
Lisa Kachnic, MD, the new chair of radiation oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, has helped pioneer techniques that deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients with more precision.
- August 8, 2019
A new drug that penetrates the protective barrier around pancreatic cancers and accumulates in malignant cells may improve current chemotherapy, a study in mice suggests.