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Cancer patients are especially vulnerable to COVID and would benefit from the protection the vaccine offers, says Gary Schwartz, MD, deputy director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A new analysis of almost 10,000 patients found that tumors could be stratified into 112 subtypes regardless of the cancer’s origin.
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.
- December 9, 2020
For multiple myeloma patients with RAS mutations, inhibiting an enzyme involved in cell proliferation may help patients resistant to current therapies, a new Columbia study has found.
- November 27, 2020
Columbia researchers characterized a new class of ‘biomimetic’ drugs that plug a calcium channel implicated in the development of cancer and several other diseases.
- November 13, 2020
New combination chemotherapies have improved survival for patients with pancreatic cancer, and oncologist Gulam Manji sees early signs that new treatments in trials may be even better.
- November 9, 2020
Columbia researchers have identified a gene signature in localized prostate cancer that predicts the cancer’s odds of spreading and its response to a common treatment for advanced disease.
- November 5, 2020
Immunotherapy, often ineffective against stomach cancer, was more effective when combined with chemotherapy and given earlier, finds a new study in mice.
- October 29, 2020
Adam Bass, MD, will join the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center as founding director of the Center for Precision Cancer Medicine and director of gastrointestinal oncology.
- October 22, 2020
Columbia's Eileen Connolly explains how radiation treatment for breast cancer has vastly improved in recent years due to advancements in technology and an increased understanding of the disease.
- September 25, 2020
Velocity, Columbia’s annual fundraiser for cancer research, has changed this year, with participants cycling, running, and even sailing to support cancer research and care.