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Michael Shen, PhD, is a leading expert in prostate cancer and bladder cancer research. His ongoing work with three-dimensional cultures--organoids--to study prostate and bladder cancer could contribute to the development of new therapies and uncover key new insights to the molecular mechanisms responsible for tumor evolution and drug response.
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September 24, 2020
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Eradicating Cancer in a FLASH

A novel, emerging technique, called FLASH radiotherapy, has the potential to drastically shorten radiation treatment for cancer patients. A team of researchers at Columbia and the HICCC are dedicated to uncovering the underlying mechanisms behind this new, potentially life-changing cancer therapeutic.
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Anil K. Rustgi shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 has shown that coordinating efforts across all aspects of science are vital to the success of our fight against this infectious disease.
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September 13, 2020
Blog & Newsletter

Pilot Grants Support Early Career Cancer Researchers

Congratulations, Drs. Osama Al Dalahmah and Ruth White, who have recently been awarded a HICCC Early Career Development Pilot Grant.
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The Ken Olive lab has been awarded a new gift to support his innovative research in pancreatic cancer.
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Meet Calvin Martin, a member of the Community Advisory Board at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. Calvin is a prostate cancer survivor and patient advocate who shares his own cancer story to raise awareness about the importance of routine screenings and to quell misconceptions of the disease.
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Welcome to Apar Gupta, MD, MBA, and Catherine (Katie) Spina, MD, PhD, joining the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) effective September 1. Drs. Gupta and Spina are physician scientists with an emphasis in advancing cancer research and providing innovative individualized care to patients.
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The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center has been competitively renewed as a designated Comprehensive Cancer Center by the federal government’s National Cancer Institute (NCI).
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Congratulations to 14 teams of Columbia faculty that have been awarded a Columbia Life Science Accelerator grant to support cutting-edge translational research.
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