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A new brain cancer study is testing an ultrasound technology developed at Columbia to determine if the technology can open the blood-brain barrier and improve delivery of chemotherapy.
Even a brief exposure to addictive medications for surgery-related pain or anxiety can lead to long-term use, a study by Columbia researchers has found.
New guidelines encourage initial screening for colorectal cancer at 45 instead of 50, because younger people are increasingly being diagnosed with the disease, says Columbia's James Church, MD.
Opinions vary about how to treat DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), but a new study suggests the optimal treatment for most women with this non-invasive breast cancer is surgery plus radiation.
- 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.
- May 4, 2018
An experimental immunotherapy improved one-year survival, as compared to historical rates, in a small trial of patients with advanced uveal melanoma.
- April 10, 2018
A new Science study from Columbia stem cell researchers has found that the liver is the surprising source of a growth factor that keeps bone marrow stem cells healthy.
- April 5, 2018
3-D organoids created from the bladder cancers of patients mimic the characteristics of each patient’s tumor and may be used in the future to identify the best treatment for each patient.
- March 30, 2018
Though far from the most common form of cancer, brain cancers are uniquely difficult to treat. Columbia scientists are researching multiple new ways to attack the tumors.
- February 28, 2018
Pathology’s new recruit, Kevin Gardner, talks about health disparities and the need for more diversity among research participants.