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A new drug that penetrates the protective barrier around pancreatic cancers and accumulates in malignant cells may improve current chemotherapy, a study in mice suggests.
Researchers in Columbia's medical and engineering schools have edited a strain of non-pathogenic bacteria to colonize solid tumors in mice and safely deliver potent immunotherapies.
Barring ovarian cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals could limit access to care for many rural and underserved patients, a new study has found.
- March 19, 2015
At a special event at Columbia, oncologists and scientists will discuss how new research is changing the way cancer is being treated.
- March 16, 2015
At Columbia, every pediatric cancer patient’s tumor is sequenced, so personalized treatment may be considered.
- March 12, 2015
Advances in how the immune system can be harnessed to fight cancer offer new hope to patients with lung cancer.
- February 26, 2015
Director of the National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, MD'66, talked about the challenges and goals of precision medicine's efforts to tackle cancer.
- February 23, 2015
Household net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care.
- February 19, 2015
An article in Cancer Today describes how the film based on Siddhartha Mukherjee's book came about.
- February 5, 2015
Three-part, six-hour documentary is based on Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer."
- January 30, 2015
Two Columbia University Medical Center faculty members were present today when President Obama provided details of the precision medicine initiative he announced during this year’s State of the Union address.