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CancerFIT—a free exercise program at CUIMC for cancer patients and survivors—offers more than a physical workout, it also provides much-needed support and inspiration.
Columbia biomedical engineers have designed a bacteria strain that seeks out solid tumors and safely delivers immunotherapies, resulting in tumor regression in mouse models.
The three scientists honored by the 2019 Horwitz Prize played key roles in identifying and deciphering the PI3K pathway, which has led to new treatments for several types of cancer.
By learning how contagious cancer spreads among shellfish, scientists hope to better understand how cancer metastasizes in people.
- 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.
- October 29, 2015
Columbia researchers Andrea Califano and Jean Gautier have received prestigious NCI awards that support and encourage leaders in cancer 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.