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A clinical trial based on discoveries made by researchers in Columbia’s Pancreas Center is showing promising results and is now expanding to include more patients.
A new study shows that omitting aspirin from an anti-clotting regimen can improve outcomes for people living with a heart pump by reducing hospitalizations without increasing the risk of blood clots.
A minimally invasive procedure for fixing diseased aortic valves is just as safe and durable as traditional surgery after five years, a new study reports.
- November 22, 2021
After nearly dying from COVID-19 last year, the world-renowned transplant surgeon reflects on his recovery and completing his eighth New York City Marathon.
- November 15, 2021
Marcos Vidal Melo, an internationally renowned cardiopulmonary scientist and anesthesiologist, has joined Columbia as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology.
- November 12, 2021
Recent observations suggest that surgery is possible for some pancreatic cancer patients who are initially deemed inoperable.
- October 15, 2021
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.
- October 7, 2021
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.
- September 16, 2021
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.
- September 3, 2021
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.