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The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center has been redesignated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the NCI, the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research, care, and training.
A study of cancer patients with COVID-19 finds mortality is significantly higher than in the general population and Black patients are half as likely to receive the antiviral remdesivir.
Compared to yearly screening, more frequent mammograms for women treated for early-stage breast cancer did not confer additional benefit, a study from Columbia University oncologists has found.
- August 27, 2018
Physician-scientist Darrell Yamashiro, MD, PhD, has been named director of Columbia's Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, & Stem Cell Transplantation.
- July 30, 2018
Columbia researchers found that a gene associated with an autoimmune form of hair loss could be activated to improve cancer immunotherapy.
- July 10, 2018
Acupuncture significantly eased joint pain for a majority of women undergoing a common form of breast cancer treatment, a new study found.
- July 5, 2018
A very low carbohydrate, high-fat diet called the ketogenic diet may improve the effectiveness of an emerging class of cancer drugs, according to a study in mice.
- June 29, 2018
Cell-based therapy expert Pawel Muranski, MD, discusses the challenges of testing cancer immunotherapy drugs in new patient groups.
- June 20, 2018
Columbia researchers discover that DNA repair falters when cells can’t move damaged DNA to repair centers within the nucleus. The results could lead to better cancer treatments.
- June 6, 2018
Cachexia, the debilitating muscle wasting that occurs in late-stage cancer patients, may be due to an overload of zinc in muscles, finds a new study.
Source:Washington PostJune 4, 2018
- June 4, 2018
Joint pain relief from omega-3s may help more women adhere to hormonal breast cancer treatment, a study suggests.