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By deploying CRISPR to make the smallest mutations, researchers are learning how subtle changes to genes contribute to disease.
New research may lead to the development of drugs to prevent the nerve damage and pain many cancer patients experience during chemotherapy.
Specialized psychosocial interventions—including meaning-centered psychotherapy—can greatly improve a cancer patient's quality of life and reduce suffering.
Cancer patients on active treatment are 35% less likely to develop COVID-19 than patients not receiving treatment, though those who did test positive for SARS-CoV-2 experienced higher death rates.
- 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.
- August 26, 2020
The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center has been redesignated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the NCI, the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research, care, and training.
- August 20, 2020
A study of cancer patients with COVID-19 finds mortality is significantly higher than in the general population and Black patients are half as likely to receive the antiviral remdesivir.
- June 10, 2020
Compared to yearly screening, more frequent mammograms for women treated for early-stage breast cancer did not confer additional benefit, a study from Columbia University oncologists has found.