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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.
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.
Immunotherapy, often ineffective against stomach cancer, was more effective when combined with chemotherapy and given earlier, finds a new study in mice.
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 11, 2019
Lisa Kachnic, MD, the new chair of radiation oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, has helped pioneer techniques that deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients with more precision.
- August 8, 2019
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.
- July 3, 2019
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.
- June 19, 2019
Barring ovarian cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals could limit access to care for many rural and underserved patients, a new study has found.
- April 17, 2019
Leading physician and researcher, Lisa Kachnic, MD, will lead Columbia's department of radiation oncology.
- April 3, 2019
Anil Rustgi, the new director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, talks about new ideas in cancer research, the best patient care, and the importance of physician-scientists.
- February 20, 2019
A clinical trial at Columbia and other centers found that patients responded to a new “smart drug” for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.