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Heavy ions could radically improve radiation therapy for cancer treatment, but research is needed to understand how they work. With the aid of a new instrument at Columbia, scientists aim to find out.
The latest advance in radiation therapy—using AI to adjust treatments as needed—is now available for select cancer patients at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian.
Columbia breast cancer patient Karin Diamond credits regular mammograms for catching her cancer early and her surgeon's use of intraoperative radiation for keeping her cancer-free.
Columbia is one of the few places in the world where scientists can research an emerging radiotherapy technique called FLASH, which could drastically shorten radiation treatment for cancer patients.
- 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 26, 2014
Columbia surgeons and radiation oncologists deliver precise radiotherapy immediately following cancer tumor removal.
- October 28, 2013
Radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of developing heart disease later in life, but the risk is now lower than it was 20 years ago.
- September 9, 2013
The new Irving Radiation Oncology Center, a 12,500-square-foot facility, provides leading-edge precision radiation therapies and the most advanced diagnostic imaging for children and adults with cancer.
- May 16, 2013
Columbia licenses 3-D organ and tumor imaging software that aids in planning cancer surgeries and radiation treatments to Varian Medical Systems.
- December 27, 2012
How did the scientists at Columbia's Center for Radiological Research create this image? Click here to read more.
- September 5, 2012
David Brenner, PhD, DSc, discusses three aspects of radiation and CT scans—quality control, training, and overuse—that urgently need addressing.
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