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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.
- January 11, 2021
A new analysis of almost 10,000 patients found that tumors could be stratified into 112 subtypes regardless of the cancer’s origin.
- January 11, 2021
A new study has found that up to 20% of aggressive brain cancers are fueled by overactive mitochondria and new drugs in development may be able to starve the cancers.
- December 9, 2020
For multiple myeloma patients with RAS mutations, inhibiting an enzyme involved in cell proliferation may help patients resistant to current therapies, a new Columbia study has found.
- November 27, 2020
Columbia researchers characterized a new class of ‘biomimetic’ drugs that plug a calcium channel implicated in the development of cancer and several other diseases.
- November 13, 2020
New combination chemotherapies have improved survival for patients with pancreatic cancer, and oncologist Gulam Manji sees early signs that new treatments in trials may be even better.
- November 9, 2020
Columbia researchers have identified a gene signature in localized prostate cancer that predicts the cancer’s odds of spreading and its response to a common treatment for advanced disease.
- November 5, 2020
Immunotherapy, often ineffective against stomach cancer, was more effective when combined with chemotherapy and given earlier, finds a new study in mice.
- October 29, 2020
Adam Bass, MD, will join the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center as founding director of the Center for Precision Cancer Medicine and director of gastrointestinal oncology.
- October 22, 2020
Columbia's Eileen Connolly explains how radiation treatment for breast cancer has vastly improved in recent years due to advancements in technology and an increased understanding of the disease.