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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.
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.
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.
Barring ovarian cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals could limit access to care for many rural and underserved patients, a new study has found.
- May 4, 2017
Researchers discovered a mechanism that reprograms tumor cells in patients with advanced prostate cancer, reducing their response to anti-androgen therapy.
- March 28, 2017
Based on new evidence, laparoscopic surgery should be offered to most women with early-stage endometrial cancer, says Columbia’s gynecologic cancer chief.
- March 27, 2017
A public-private research effort aims to develop more accurate ways of tracking a patient’s response to cancer therapy.
- March 7, 2017
The drug, developed by Columbia and MSK researchers, selectively kills cancer cells and has shown activity against multiple malignancies in pre-clinical studies.
- February 27, 2017
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that Columbia University Medical Center and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have joined the International Immuno-Oncology Network.
- February 14, 2017
In her JAMA editorial, Columbia oncologist Dawn Hershman says clinical trials show cooling caps reduce hair loss in some women undergoing chemotherapy.
- January 12, 2017
Collaboration will investigate a system biology approach to identifying treatment options for patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).
- December 22, 2016
Columbia University researchers have created a user-friendly program that rapidly predicts which genes are implicated in an individual’s cancer and recommends treatments.