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As part of the Biden Administration's Cancer Moonshot initiative, First Lady Jill Biden and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Columbia University's cancer center on Sept. 21.
Jill Biden and Queen Letizia learned about the cancer center's work to transform care, improve diversity and access in clinical trials, and promote diversity and inclusion in science and medicine.
The symposium will feature keynotes by Margaret Foti, chief executive at AACR, and Ned Sharpless, former director of the NCI, along with talks from leading members of the cancer center.
Columbia researchers have found that a protein released by multiple myeloma cells prevents the immune system from attacking the cancer, a finding that could lead to better treatments.
- May 16, 2013
Dr. Robert Klitzman applauded Jolie's prophylactic breast cancer surgery but says it raises moral questions about gene patents.
- May 3, 2013
The first event in a series of public lectures at CUMC updated community residents about new research on leukemia.
- April 23, 2013
A study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is one of the first assessments of the link between obesity and precancerous abnormalities in biopsy tissue samples.
- April 21, 2013
A massive study analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types has identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer.
- March 5, 2013
Scientists discovered how common genetic mutations in Parkinson’s disease damage brain cells
- February 28, 2013
“This study is one of the first to evaluate the course of PTSD after a diagnosis of breast cancer,” said lead author, CUMC's Dr. Alfred Neugut.
Source:The New York TimesFebruary 26, 2013
The JAMA paper compared outcomes in 264,758 women who had either laparoscopic or robotically assisted hysterectomy at 441 hospitals between 2007 and 2010.
Source:The Wall Street JournalFebruary 25, 2013
"There are so many options for hysterectomies now that patients should discuss the pros and cons of all of them with their doctors," said the study's lead author, CUMC's Dr. Jason Wright.
Source:ASCO PostFebruary 25, 2013
5 new leukemia clinician-scientists have joined the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NYPH/CUMC: Drs. Mark Frattini, Mark Heaney, Joseph Jurcic, Nicole Lamanna, & Todd Rosenblat.