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A new drug that penetrates the protective barrier around pancreatic cancers and accumulates in malignant cells may improve current chemotherapy, a study in mice suggests.
Researchers in Columbia's medical and engineering schools have edited a strain of non-pathogenic bacteria to colonize solid tumors in mice and safely deliver potent immunotherapies.
Barring ovarian cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals could limit access to care for many rural and underserved patients, a new study has found.
- January 20, 2015
Azra Raza, an internationally known specialist in the blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome, sees patients who travel from all over the country to receive the latest therapies and to participate in research studies for this relatively rare condition.
- December 8, 2014
Richard D. Carvajal, MD, has been named director of the Experimental Therapeutics/Phase I program and melanoma service in medical oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, effective Nov. 1, 2014.
- November 12, 2014
Daniel Seidman, author of “Smoke-Free in 30 Days,” will participate in a blogtalkradio show Nov. 17 in advance of this year’s Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20.
- October 27, 2014
A CUMC study found that the use of generic aromatase inhibitors, which cost considerably less than their brand-name counterparts, increased treatment adherence by 50 percent.
- October 9, 2014
Using an innovative algorithm, CUMC researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer.
- August 27, 2014
The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in New York City and one of only three in New York State.
- August 26, 2014
Columbia surgeons and radiation oncologists deliver precise radiotherapy immediately following cancer tumor removal.