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Anil K. Rustgi, MD, an expert in gastrointestinal tumors, will join Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian as director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A new study suggests that a type of brain tumor in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 could be treated with immunotherapy, which has so far proved ineffective in treating most brain cancers.
A new study found that women with cervical cancer who had a radical hysterectomy with minimally invasive surgery had a significantly higher risk of death than those who had open surgery.
For the second year, Velocity, Columbia's Ride to End Cancer raised more than $1 million for cancer care and research.
- October 28, 2015
Columbia has one of six new sites launched by the NIH's Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program for prevention and research across the lifespan.
- October 21, 2015
According to a recent study, a microsurgical approach is found to be a safe and effective technique to prevent breast cancer-related lymphedema.
- October 12, 2015
Andrea Califano and his investigative team discover a molecular signaling mechanism underlying a specific type of highly aggressive breast cancer.
- October 5, 2015
KEYTRUDA is an immunotherapy that blocks the interaction between PD-1 and its ligands, PD-L1 and PD-L2, helping the immune system to help detect and fight cancer cells.
- September 23, 2015
The Columbia Combined Cancer Panel has been granted full approval by the New York State Department of Health.
- September 18, 2015
Dr. Naiyer Rizvi, director of thoracic oncology at CUMC, offers updates on immune checkpoint inhibitors in certain forms of lung cancers.
- May 26, 2015
Columbia scientists have created new decoy drugs that can intercept the deceptive growth signals that cancer cells send out.
- April 14, 2015
A study of the genomes of patients with a particularly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma shows that many cases are driven by alterations in the JAK/STAT3 cell signaling pathway.
- March 26, 2015
Nearly 50 years after the “war on cancer” was declared in the United States, precision medicine is changing the face of cancer research.