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First Annual "Golf for a Cure"

Tuesday May 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

What is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Week (#OHANCAW)?

Thursday April 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

If you’re a Twitter follower, there’s a long hash tag showing up on streams this week, #OHANCAW. It’s a mouthful to say, and it may seem like an unusual grouping of conditions, but April 20 to 26, 2014, marks Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

Alfred Neugut Comments in JAMA on Aspirin as Adjuvant Therapy for Stage 3 Colon Cancer

Monday April 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

In a commentary published online in JAMA on March 31, 2014, Alfred I. Neugut, MD, PhD, the Myron M. Studner Professor of Cancer Research and professor of epidemiology, concludes that, “if one just simplistically does a back-of-the-envelope risk-benefit analysis of aspirin use vs chemotherapy, one must begin to wonder whether it is not time to make aspirin a part of the conventional standard of care for this disease, given the relatively low risk profile of aspirin.” He writes that so far he has not recommended aspirin for colon cancer—but given recent findings, if he himself had a stage 3 tumor, he would add it to his adjuvant therapy. “And if I feel that way for myself, should I not convey that to my patients?”

Training the Next Generation of Researchers

Friday April 11, 2014 at 10:34 AM

In the fall of 2012, Risham Dhillon, then a sophomore at Stuyvesant High School, started for an internship in a medical research lab. She approached Cory Abate-Shen, PhD, a renowned molecular biologist and Director of Research in the Department of Urology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

How to Prepare for Chemotherapy

Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM

“Our nursing team does everything possible to put patients at ease and make them completely comfortable,” says Joan Kaiser, RN, Director of Oncology Nursing at Columbia University Medical Center. “Our goal is to create a caring, healing environment for anyone coming here for chemotherapy.”

Here are a few things she advises patients to do before their first treatment. ...

Aspirin May Improve Survival After Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Researchers believe that plain over-the-counter aspirin may have important benefits for patients with colorectal cancer.

Studies show that those who begin taking aspirin after their diagnosis have improved survival rates. The precise way aspirin works is still unknown. Yet it appears that one way may be to prevent the spread of cancer to other organs in the body.

More to live for, a documentary film

Monday March 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Only one person could have saved his life... It could have been you. 

New Book on Molecular Oncology: Fastest-growing Area of Cancer Research

Thursday March 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM

“Genetic mutations are now known to cause cancer,” says Edward P. Gelmann, MD, the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Oncology and Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and Deputy Director at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Genomics is a fast-growing field, producing new discoveries each month and creating a tremendous need to provide a summary of these developments.”

HICCC’s Mission: More Minorities in Clinical Trials

Thursday March 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Clinical trials allow patients to receive the latest and most advanced cancer treatments yet many minorities fail to enroll in them. The problem is the language barrier, according to a recent study.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Day

Saturday March 15, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Join us for an afternoon of learning and sharing with the experts of NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center. At this event discussions will include:

  • Risk factors
  • Screening and early detection
  • Treatment options
  • Patient testimonial