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Columbia’s researchers have opened a trial of a noninvasive, focused ultrasound approach to open the blood-brain barrier, enabling higher concentrations of an effective drug to enter the brain.
An implantable pump that has the potential to transform brain cancer treatment was found safe and effective in people in a study at Columbia University.
Columbia cancer researchers have completed one of the most comprehensive studies of the cells inside melanoma brain metastases.
The study's findings underscore the importance of identifying different treatments for different subpopulations of glioma patients.
- March 3, 2022
Lung cancer often spreads to the brain. Columbia scientists have now uncovered a tactic used by metastases to hide in the brain and identified a drug combination that can potentially target them.
- January 11, 2021
A new study has found that up to 20% of aggressive brain cancers are fueled by overactive mitochondria and new drugs in development may be able to starve the cancers.
- April 20, 2020
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.
- April 25, 2019
At Columbia, patients with brain cancer will be able to participate in a new type of clinical trial that promises to speed up the development of better drugs for glioblastoma.
- February 15, 2019
Fewer than 1 in 10 patients with glioblastoma—the most common type of brain cancer—respond to immunotherapy; a new study reveals how to detect patients who may respond.
- March 30, 2018
Though far from the most common form of cancer, brain cancers are uniquely difficult to treat. Columbia scientists are researching multiple new ways to attack the tumors.
- January 3, 2018
The fusion of two adjacent genes can cause cancer by kicking mitochondria into overdrive and increasing the amount of fuel available for rampant cell growth.
- February 9, 2015
The drug Gleevec is well known not only for its effectiveness against leukemia. A similar drug might be able to tame some brain cancers, new research from Columbia University Medical Center has shown.
- July 30, 2014
Columbia experts worked together to offer an innovative option to a pregnant woman needing radiation therapy for a fast-growing brain tumor.
- August 29, 2013
With an HHMI fellowship, Columbia medical student Eli Sayegh is taking a year off from school to research a new theory about brain cancer.