Precision Medicine

Herbert and Florence Irving stand in front of Columbia's Irving Cancer Research Center

Florence Irving and the late Herbert Irving in 2005. Photo by Charles E. Manley

The Irvings’ philanthropy will be felt across a wide range of disciplines, including cancer genomics, immunology, computational biology, pathology, and biomedical engineering.
Anil Lalwani
Anil Lalwani wants to deliver medicine directly into the inner ear, the best way to treat ear-related disorders.
Lee Goldman Columbia University Prescription for a Healthy Life

Some of the same key survival traits that have kept us alive for thousands of generations are killing us today.

Wendy Chung Genetics Medicine Columbia University

Wendy Chung started medical school the same year that the daunting project of sequencing the human genome began.

Revolutionizing “human-on-a-chip” technology by providing predictive cardiac physiology.

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CUMC patient b2 deficiency
Doctors suspected a young patient had an autoimmune disorder, but genetic testing found a severe vitamin deficiency. Within weeks of treatment with a supplement, her symptoms began to improve.

A 20-month-old girl suffering from a rare neurodegenerative disease was diagnosed by exome sequencing and successfully treated.

Stephen Emerson entered Haverford College with the aim of becoming an astronomer-mathematician. That is, until he met Ariel Loewy, a biology professor on the faculty who encouraged him to change his focus.

One of the world’s largest supercomputers in cancer research, based at CUMC, identified FOXM1 and CENPF as a synergistic driver pair in aggressive prostate cancer. Photo: Lynn Saville.

NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2014) — Two genes work together to drive the most lethal forms of prostate cancer, according to new research from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

DNA curtains—devised by P&S professor Eric Greene—provide a new way to study DNA-protein interactions. DNA strands are green; proteins are pink. Image: Eric Greene.

Using a dazzling technology to watch proteins collide, clutch, and slide along strands of DNA, researchers at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and UC-Berkeley report online in Nature that they have uncovered some of the secrets behind a powerful new genetic engineer