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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.
- 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.