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Seizures are usually considered a side effect of brain cancer, but a new Columbia University study of mice suggests they may also fuel the further growth of brain tumors.
Scientists at Columbia's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center are using technologies developed to study cancer to look for drugs to treat COVID-19 and disarm the virus.
In a new study of mice, Columbia researchers found that an experimental drug that breaks down an amino acid slows pancreatic tumor growth by causing ferroptosis, an unusual form of cell death.
- January 23, 2014
Breast cancer study in mice suggests that radiation therapy to unaffected breast could reduce risk of second cancer.
- January 21, 2014
Common type of leukemia may start with a change in bone cells.
- January 6, 2014
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has named leading physician-scientist Dr. Gary Schwartz chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine and associate director for research of its Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- November 21, 2013
While smoking rates are down in the U.S., electronic cigarette sales are rising. Experts warn that these smokeless devices are not risk free.
- November 18, 2013
On Saturday, November 16, the Columbia University Department of Surgery hosted Lung Cancer Awareness Day at the medical center campus, in Washington Heights.
- November 8, 2013
In August 2013, a large study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that following a high quality diet may help to reduce one’s risk for developing pancreatic cancer.
- October 31, 2013
Utilizing the latest techniques in molecular biology and genetics, the married team of Cory Abate-Shen and Michael Shen are tackling metastatic prostate cancer.
- 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.
- October 18, 2013
Isobel Hoevers has co-founded a line of high-end medical ID jewelry that is both functional and fashionable, with a portion of the profits funding research at the Medical Center.
- October 16, 2013
New findings suggest that narrow-spectrum UV light could dramatically reduce surgical infections – which remain a serious and stubborn problem, killing up to 8,200 patients a year in the U.S. – without damaging human tissue