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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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.