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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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A large observational study in Cancer Discovery examined the association of COVID-19 treatments with 30-day all-cause mortality, as well as sociodemographic factors associated with treatment. The study, led by the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium, confirmed that cancer patients who were infected with COVID-19 died at a significantly higher rate (16%) than the general population (2–7%).
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Welcome, new faculty members in the leukemia group--Drs. Andrew Lipsky and Aaron Viny!
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Congratulations to our colleagues in the Department of Radiation Oncology for recent awards and honors.
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Students like Beatriz Duran-Becerra ’18CC, first in her family to graduate college, turned to a program called CURE at the HICCC that exposed them to the vast field of science, medicine, and cancer research. For Duran-Becerra, it also gave her a much-needed boost in her own self-confidence to pursue a career in STEM.
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Welcome, Drs. Raj Chakraborty and Shawn Sarkaria to the Multiple Myeloma group at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia!
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Congratulations to the new class of Velocity Fellows whose interdisciplinary research will help drive discoveries from the lab to the clinic.
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July 29, 2020
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Overcoming Cancer During COVID-19

Suzanne was diagnosed with breast cancer right before the COVID-19 pandemic claimed New York City as an epicenter. She credits her devoted NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia care team for keeping her safe while managing her treatment during such a surreal, difficult time.
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