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In a phase three clinical trial, sorafenib stopped progression of desmoid tumors for two years in 80 percent of patients who completed treatment.
Anil K. Rustgi, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal tumors, will join Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian as director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- December 10, 2018
A new study suggests that a type of brain tumor in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 could be treated with immunotherapy, which has so far proved ineffective in treating most brain cancers.
- October 31, 2018
A new study found that women with cervical cancer who had a radical hysterectomy with minimally invasive surgery had a significantly higher risk of death than those who had open surgery.
- October 12, 2018
For the second year, Velocity, Columbia's Ride to End Cancer raised more than $1 million for cancer care and research.
- September 28, 2018
Sarah Urke and Barbara Trencher, Columbia physical therapists and Velocity participants, developed an exercise program for cancer patients.
- September 20, 2018
Leaders in prostate cancer research and care will convene Sept. 22 for the inaugural NYC Prostate Cancer Summit, a patient-focused event co-hosted by CUIMC and NewYork-Presbyterian.
- August 27, 2018
Physician-scientist Darrell Yamashiro, MD, PhD, has been named director of Columbia's Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, & Stem Cell Transplantation.
- July 30, 2018
Columbia researchers found that a gene associated with an autoimmune form of hair loss could be activated to improve cancer immunotherapy.
- July 10, 2018
Acupuncture significantly eased joint pain for a majority of women undergoing a common form of breast cancer treatment, a new study found.
- July 5, 2018
A very low carbohydrate, high-fat diet called the ketogenic diet may improve the effectiveness of an emerging class of cancer drugs, according to a study in mice.