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Anil K. Rustgi, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal tumors, will join Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian as director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A new study suggests that a type of brain tumor in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 could be treated with immunotherapy, which has so far proved ineffective in treating most brain cancers.
A new study found that women with cervical cancer who had a radical hysterectomy with minimally invasive surgery had a significantly higher risk of death than those who had open surgery.
For the second year, Velocity, Columbia's Ride to End Cancer raised more than $1 million for cancer care and research.
- January 24, 2018
A mutation that leads to relapse in many leukemia patients also causes a weakness that could be exploited to kill the cancer cells, Columbia researchers have reported.
- January 18, 2018
Columbia researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome.
- January 11, 2018
A new study shows how stress accelerates pancreatic cancer development. Beta blockers, which block stress hormones, may increase survival for patients with the disease.
- January 3, 2018
The fusion of two adjacent genes can cause cancer by kicking mitochondria into overdrive and increasing the amount of fuel available for rampant cell growth.
- December 22, 2017
Cancer researchers at Columbia have discovered three genes that undermine the DNA repair process and promote tumor formation in cells with BRCA mutations.
- December 20, 2017
Using electron microscopy, CUMC biologists have captured the first detailed images of a calcium membrane pore in action, revealing a potential target for treating cancer.
- December 14, 2017
An individual’s own genes play a role in the response to immunotherapy drugs, researchers in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.
- December 8, 2017
A CUMC-led study finds that acupuncture can reduce the joint pain caused by aromatase inhibitors, a drug taken by two-thirds of all breast cancer patients.
- November 16, 2017
Columbia University and NYP announced today that Florence Irving and her late husband, Herbert Irving, have given $700 million to the two institutions to dramatically advance research and clinical programs for the treatment of cancer.