Using an innovative algorithm, CUMC researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer.
The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in New York City and one of only three in New York State.
Columbia surgeons and radiation oncologists deliver precise radiotherapy immediately following cancer tumor removal.
Research from Columbia shows that nerves play a critical role in stomach cancer growth and blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox® could provide an effective therapy for the disease.
Columbia experts worked together to offer an innovative option to a pregnant woman needing radiation therapy for a fast-growing brain tumor.
Patients considering morcellation should be counseled about the prevalence of cancerous and precancerous conditions prior to undergoing the procedure.