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May 28, 2020
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Melanoma Facts with Dr. Yvonne Saenger

May is Melanoma Awareness month, a campaign to raise awareness about skin cancer and spotlight important information about melanoma--prevention and treatment. Here we share some important Melanoma facts with the help of expert, Dr. Yvonne Saenger, director of melanoma immunotherapy at the HICCC.
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The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center has awarded three new pilot grants to Columbia University faculty members whose research ideas are targeting accelerated solutions to combat COVID-19.
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In full operation by March 16 - just a few weeks from the start of the outbreak in New York City - the HIP COVID-19 Fever Clinic has been instrumental in NYP/Columbia's rapid response to the global pandemic. A team of oncology nurses quickly led the charge, and on a daily basis, they test some 40 people and triage or survey nearly 300.
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Alison Schroeter, a clinical trials oncology nurse at the HICCC, has been redeployed to assist on COVID-19 clinical trials, doing her part to advance research and accelerate a cure. Here, she's interviewed by her fellow nurse, Jennifer Lee, who also is working alongside her on COVID-19 trials.
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In the first large, long-term randomized trial of an intervention designed to improve aromatase inhibitor adherence, the study team, led by Dawn Hershman, MD, MS, found that text message reminders were not an effective strategy.
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The Community Outreach and Engagement Office (COE) at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) brings together a team of experienced researchers, clinicians and community health educators with the mission of reducing the burden of cancer and cancer disparities, specifically in the center’s catchment area.
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