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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.
- March 26, 2015
Nearly 50 years after the “war on cancer” was declared in the United States, precision medicine is changing the face of cancer research.
- March 19, 2015
At a special event at Columbia, oncologists and scientists will discuss how new research is changing the way cancer is being treated.
- March 16, 2015
At Columbia, every pediatric cancer patient’s tumor is sequenced, so personalized treatment may be considered.
- March 12, 2015
Advances in how the immune system can be harnessed to fight cancer offer new hope to patients with lung cancer.
- February 26, 2015
Director of the National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, MD'66, talked about the challenges and goals of precision medicine's efforts to tackle cancer.
- February 23, 2015
Household net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care.
- February 19, 2015
An article in Cancer Today describes how the film based on Siddhartha Mukherjee's book came about.
- February 5, 2015
Three-part, six-hour documentary is based on Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer."