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New combination chemotherapies have improved survival for patients with pancreatic cancer, and oncologist Gulam Manji sees early signs that new treatments in trials may be even better.
Columbia researchers have identified a gene signature in localized prostate cancer that predicts the cancer’s odds of spreading and its response to a common treatment for advanced disease.
Immunotherapy, often ineffective against stomach cancer, was more effective when combined with chemotherapy and given earlier, finds a new study in mice.
Adam Bass, MD, will join the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center as founding director of the Center for Precision Cancer Medicine and director of gastrointestinal oncology.
- February 27, 2017
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that Columbia University Medical Center and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have joined the International Immuno-Oncology Network.
- February 14, 2017
In her JAMA editorial, Columbia oncologist Dawn Hershman says clinical trials show cooling caps reduce hair loss in some women undergoing chemotherapy.
- January 12, 2017
Collaboration will investigate a system biology approach to identifying treatment options for patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).
- December 22, 2016
Columbia University researchers have created a user-friendly program that rapidly predicts which genes are implicated in an individual’s cancer and recommends treatments.
- December 16, 2016
Researchers have found that blocking nerve growth factor inhibits the formation of stomach cancers, according to a study in mice.
- December 5, 2016
In a phase 1 study, eight out of 12 patients with relapsed and/or refractory blood cancers responded to a combination of two common chemotherapy drugs.
- September 14, 2016
In mice studies, targeting the SET protein revives p53, a potent tumor suppressor, and prevents cancer growth.
- July 21, 2016
Adding a new drug called olaratumab to traditional chemotherapy increased survival in sarcoma patients, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found.