Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Columbia University Herbert and Florence Irving Medical Center (CUMC) is an academic medical center and the largest campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. It includes Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health, as well as the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the Audubon Biomedical Research Park, and numerous other institutions.


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Q&A: Blood tests as an alternative to colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It's also one of the most preventable cancers due to the availability of robust screening tools. Yet nearly 40% of Americans opt out of such ...


Study sheds light on diabetes drug for prostate cancer

In the years since a 2005 study found that diabetes patients taking metformin had lower rates of cancer, oncologists have been excited by the prospect of using the inexpensive, safe, and widely used diabetes drug to prevent ...

Oncology & Cancer

Attacking the roots of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is not just one disease, but that's the way it is currently treated. New work from Tannishtha Reya's lab could help pave the way for a change. The research is published in the journal Cancer Cell.


Q&A: Long COVID in kids—what can exercise reveal?

After an initial COVID infection, some adults may develop lingering symptoms that can last for weeks, months, or even years. There are many different types of symptoms people can experience, including fatigue and brain fog, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Targeting cancer's hidden master regulators

Cancer research has long focused on targeting the genetic mutations that drive tumors. Many of these genetic changes affect genes that allow mutated cells to replicate out of control. While developing drugs to target these ...

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