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By deploying CRISPR to make the smallest mutations, researchers are learning how subtle changes to genes contribute to disease.
New research may lead to the development of drugs to prevent the nerve damage and pain many cancer patients experience during chemotherapy.
Specialized psychosocial interventions—including meaning-centered psychotherapy—can greatly improve a cancer patient's quality of life and reduce suffering.
Cancer patients on active treatment are 35% less likely to develop COVID-19 than patients not receiving treatment, though those who did test positive for SARS-CoV-2 experienced higher death rates.
- April 20, 2020
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.
- April 3, 2020
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.
- April 2, 2020
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.
- March 5, 2020
CancerFIT—a free exercise program at CUIMC for cancer patients and survivors—offers more than a physical workout, it also provides much-needed support and inspiration.
- February 24, 2020
Columbia biomedical engineers have designed a bacteria strain that seeks out solid tumors and safely delivers immunotherapies, resulting in tumor regression in mouse models.
- January 10, 2020
The three scientists honored by the 2019 Horwitz Prize played key roles in identifying and deciphering the PI3K pathway, which has led to new treatments for several types of cancer.
- December 2, 2019
By learning how contagious cancer spreads among shellfish, scientists hope to better understand how cancer metastasizes in people.
- November 19, 2019
Researchers at Columbia are tackling cancer disparities in northern Manhattan and surrounding areas through the National Cancer Institute’s network of community-based research programs.
- November 11, 2019
Columbia oncologists are bringing their latest techniques in precision medicine to veterans with advanced prostate cancer.