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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.
Source:The New York TimesJune 23, 2016
- June 22, 2016
New research suggests that direct transmission of cancer among marine animals may be much more common than once thought.
- June 22, 2016
Cancer centers announce the establishment of a research consortium focused on accelerating the discovery and development of novel cancer therapeutics and diagnostics for the benefit of patients.
- June 16, 2016
One out of four breast cancer patients skipped hormonal therapy if they previously avoided treating chronic conditions, Columbia researchers found.
- March 31, 2016
An experimental urine test that detects genetic changes associated with prostate cancer identified 92 percent of men with elevated PSA levels who had more aggressive disease.
- February 8, 2016
A Super Bowl ad has launched a new campaign at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital that showcases Columbia and Weill Cornell expertise in cancer, particularly immunotherapy.
- January 28, 2016
A comprehensive analysis of the molecular characteristics of gliomas—the most common malignant brain tumor—explains why some patients diagnosed with slow-growing (low-grade) tumors quickly succumb to the disease while others with more aggressive (high-grade) tumors survive for many years.
- January 27, 2016
NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine are among the nation’s top cancer centers calling for increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cancer.
- January 20, 2016
Researchers have identified a biomarker that predicts which stage II colon cancer patients may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy to prevent a disease recurrence.
- January 19, 2016
A new targeted therapy for hard-to-treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia appears to have fewer side effects than a previous therapy.