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Scientists have found that many esophageal cancers turn on ancient viral DNA embedded in our genome, a finding that could lead to improvements in immunotherapy.
In a new study, Columbia cancer researchers have identified a potential new drug target in lung metastases of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
Columbia cancer researchers are working to increase the representation of people of color in cancer clinical trials and decrease the health equity gap, with the help of Stand Up to Cancer.
Reducing levels of a hormone prevented metastasis and prolonged survival in mice with pancreatic cancer, a study from Columbia has found, which could lead to new treatments for patients.
- February 21, 2018
Two new precision medicine tests that look beyond cancer genes to identify novel therapeutic targets are now available to both oncologists and cancer researchers.
- February 12, 2018
A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond best to chemotherapy.
- January 24, 2018
A mutation that leads to relapse in many leukemia patients also causes a weakness that could be exploited to kill the cancer cells, Columbia researchers have reported.
- January 18, 2018
Columbia researchers have identified two new breast cancer genes that also cause Lynch syndrome.
- January 11, 2018
A new study shows how stress accelerates pancreatic cancer development. Beta blockers, which block stress hormones, may increase survival for patients with the disease.
- January 3, 2018
The fusion of two adjacent genes can cause cancer by kicking mitochondria into overdrive and increasing the amount of fuel available for rampant cell growth.
- December 22, 2017
Cancer researchers at Columbia have discovered three genes that undermine the DNA repair process and promote tumor formation in cells with BRCA mutations.
- December 20, 2017
Using electron microscopy, CUIMC biologists have captured the first detailed images of a calcium membrane pore in action, revealing a potential target for treating cancer.
- December 14, 2017
An individual’s own genes play a role in the response to immunotherapy drugs, researchers in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.