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Columbia breast cancer patient Karin Diamond credits regular mammograms for catching her cancer early and her surgeon's use of intraoperative radiation for keeping her cancer-free.
After infection with the COVID virus, where does the immune system store the memory? A new study finds memory cells take up residence in the lung to protect against reinfection.
Many patients delay treatment because they remember the long recoveries endured by their mom or grandmother, but most patients can now be treated in the office with less invasive procedures.
Yoon, a surgical oncologist expert in the treatment of gastric cancer, sarcoma, and melanoma, is also the new vice chair of surgical oncology research and education in the Department of Surgery.
- July 1, 2021
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.
- June 1, 2021
Christine Hsu Rohde, MD, MPH, professor of surgery, succeeds Robert Grant, MD, as chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CUIMC.
- May 19, 2021
Though many COVID-19 patients fully recover, some people develop such a degree of scarring in their lungs that they need a transplant.
- April 30, 2021
The Department of Surgery celebrated its annual Employee Appreciation Week and announced this year’s winners of the department’s Employee Excellence Awards.
- April 29, 2021
Craig Smith, MD, took to YouTube to illustrate the effectiveness of his technique and explain why we could all benefit from tying knots like a heart surgeon.
- July 24, 2020
Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
- July 13, 2020
The health of donated human lungs judged too poor for transplantation can be recovered using a cross-circulation technique designed by biomedical engineers at Columbia University.