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Researchers have found why cancer cells in oxygen-depleted environments are forced to rely on fat imports, a finding that could lead to new ways to understand and slow down tumor growth.
Columbia cancer researchers are using systems biology to tackle the complexity of cancer and improve treatment.
Two new studies from Columbia University cancer researchers highlight the risks of persistent opioid use among cancer patients.
- March 24, 2021
Columbia cancer researchers are working to increase the representation of people of color in cancer clinical trials and decrease the health equity gap, with the help of Stand Up to Cancer.
- March 11, 2021
Reducing levels of a hormone prevented metastasis and prolonged survival in mice with pancreatic cancer, a study from Columbia has found, which could lead to new treatments for patients.
- March 1, 2021
Using a new technique that uncovers the hidden tricks cancer cells use to resist immunotherapy, Columbia and MIT researchers have discovered why some melanoma patients do not respond to the therapy.
- February 24, 2021
By deploying CRISPR to make the smallest mutations, researchers are learning how subtle changes to genes contribute to disease.
- February 18, 2021
New research may lead to the development of drugs to prevent the nerve damage and pain many cancer patients experience during chemotherapy.
- February 10, 2021
Specialized psychosocial interventions—including meaning-centered psychotherapy—can greatly improve a cancer patient's quality of life and reduce suffering.
- February 5, 2021
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.
- February 1, 2021
Restoring an enzyme that maintains the way chromosomes are packed inside cells may lead to new therapies for some blood cancers, according to a new study by Columbia researchers.
- January 29, 2021
The HPV vaccine has great potential to reduce the rate of cervical cancer in Africa, where Columbia researchers are trying to increase vaccination rates with texts.
- January 11, 2021
Cancer patients are especially vulnerable to COVID and would benefit from the protection the vaccine offers, says Gary Schwartz, MD, deputy director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.