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:
Friday March 7, 2014 at 5:11 PM
Friday March 7, 2014 at 2:59 PM
On average, the long-term survival rate for gastric cancer in the United States is 25% with approximately half of all patients dying within a year of diagnosis. One of the reasons for this poor prognosis is the tumor is frequently not detected until it has reached an advanced stage, limiting curative therapy.
Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 11:50 AM
The FDA has issued new food safety guidelines for cancer patients and this helpful pamphlet is available here: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/UCM312761.pdf
Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM
The war on cancer began in 1971 and many patients and their families wonder if it we are close to winning. The news this year is mostly good.
Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM
The World Cancer Research Fund International has recently been exploring the relationship between obesity and cancer, noting that exercise and caloric management have a strong bearing on the risk of developing this disease.
Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 11:41 AM
A new chemotherapy regimen called CapTem, combining two drugs—capecitabine and temozolomide—has dramatically improved the treatment of neuroendorine tumors (NETs), according to Robert L. Fine, Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM
The moment you get your diagnosis, you feel like a deer in the headlights. The information your doctor is giving you doesn’t penetrate. No matter how level-headed you are, you walk out of the office realizing there are things you meant to ask and didn’t. “This happens to so many of our patients that we’ve developed ways to help them through that initial sense of being overwhelmed,” says Nicole Lamanna, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Hematologic Malignancies Section of the Hematology/Oncology Division at Columbia University Medical Center.
Wednesday March 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM
After a cancer diagnosis one of the most common questions is, “What kind of help am I going to need in the weeks or months ahead?”
E. Angela Heller, LMSW, an oncology social worker at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center, helps patients identify their needs and find people who can assist on several fronts.