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By deploying CRISPR to make the smallest mutations, researchers are learning how subtle changes to genes contribute to disease.
New research may lead to the development of drugs to prevent the nerve damage and pain many cancer patients experience during chemotherapy.
Specialized psychosocial interventions—including meaning-centered psychotherapy—can greatly improve a cancer patient's quality of life and reduce suffering.
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.
- 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.