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As the days grow longer, and the sun’s rays become stronger and more direct, be mindful that outdoor activities can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
How you respond can make them feel comforted and supported, or worse.
A Columbia scientist explains how to avoid carcinogens at cookouts.
Columbia researchers have shined new light on how the “dark” part of the genome allows cancer cells to be detected by the immune system, which could lead to better immunotherapies.
- January 8, 2015
By tracing cancers back to their cells of origin, Columbia researchers are learning why some cancers become aggressive.
- December 17, 2014
The new treatment for basal cell nevus syndrome, also called Gorlin syndrome, springs from an unlikely location: Idaho’s mountain pastures.
- December 8, 2014
Richard D. Carvajal, MD, has been named director of the Experimental Therapeutics/Phase I program and melanoma service in medical oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, effective Nov. 1, 2014.
- November 19, 2014
Precision medicine for lung cancer is now allowing some patients to live for years with advanced disease, and better therapies are in the works.
- November 12, 2014
Daniel Seidman, author of “Smoke-Free in 30 Days,” will participate in a blogtalkradio show Nov. 17 in advance of this year’s Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20.
- October 27, 2014
A CUMC study found that the use of generic aromatase inhibitors, which cost considerably less than their brand-name counterparts, increased treatment adherence by 50 percent.
- October 9, 2014
Using an innovative algorithm, CUMC researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer.
- August 27, 2014
The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in New York City and one of only three in New York State.
- August 26, 2014
Columbia surgeons and radiation oncologists deliver precise radiotherapy immediately following cancer tumor removal.
- August 20, 2014
Research from Columbia shows that nerves play a critical role in stomach cancer growth and blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox® could provide an effective therapy for the disease.