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A new brain cancer study is testing an ultrasound technology developed at Columbia to determine if the technology can open the blood-brain barrier and improve delivery of chemotherapy.
Even a brief exposure to addictive medications for surgery-related pain or anxiety can lead to long-term use, a study by Columbia researchers has found.
New guidelines encourage initial screening for colorectal cancer at 45 instead of 50, because younger people are increasingly being diagnosed with the disease, says Columbia's James Church, MD.
Opinions vary about how to treat DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), but a new study suggests the optimal treatment for most women with this non-invasive breast cancer is surgery plus radiation.
- December 9, 2020
For multiple myeloma patients with RAS mutations, inhibiting an enzyme involved in cell proliferation may help patients resistant to current therapies, a new Columbia study has found.
- November 27, 2020
Columbia researchers characterized a new class of ‘biomimetic’ drugs that plug a calcium channel implicated in the development of cancer and several other diseases.
- November 13, 2020
New combination chemotherapies have improved survival for patients with pancreatic cancer, and oncologist Gulam Manji sees early signs that new treatments in trials may be even better.
- November 9, 2020
Columbia researchers have identified a gene signature in localized prostate cancer that predicts the cancer’s odds of spreading and its response to a common treatment for advanced disease.
- 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.