Cancer genomics researcher Timothy Chan
In the Lab
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, April 16, 2015

According to an MSK study, a powerful immunotherapy drug for lung cancer works better in people whose tumors carry a lot of mutations caused by tobacco smoke.

MSK investigators Joan Massagué and Anna Obenauf
In the Lab
By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, April 9, 2015

A new study led by MSK investigators reveals how some cancer cells become resistant to targeted treatment and suggests what might be done to stop that from happening.

Feature
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Learn about five hot science areas that are changing the way we understand and treat cancer.

CAR T cell immunotherapy
In the Clinic
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cell therapies that use patients’ own immune cells to attack cancer are a promising and rapidly growing area of research.

Megan Harlan Fleischut and Kenneth Offit
Q & A
By Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor  |  Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Women can use the results of genetic tests to make informed decisions about ovary removal to reduce cancer risk.

Exceptional responders of new drugs in clinical trials.
Decoder
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When a clinical trial of a new drug fails because most patients don’t respond, progress can still be made by analyzing the tumors of the rare patients who benefit.

Pictured: Charles Sawyers
In the Clinic
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, March 12, 2015

Physician-scientist Charles Sawyers played a pivotal role in the development of Gleevec, one of the first successful targeted drugs for cancer.

NYC Chinatown
In the Clinic
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, February 19, 2015

Services including a pilot program for remote simultaneous medical interpreting using UN-style headsets can help improve care for a growing number of patients.

Christina Leslie and John Petrini
Announcement
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, February 12, 2015

MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.

Fibrous extensions of a nerve cell (red) and an oligodendrocyte (green) growing on top of the nerve cell
In the Lab
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, February 5, 2015

In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation.

Pictured: Michael Zelefsky
In the Clinic
By Eva Kiesler, PhD and Jim Stallard, MA
Monday, February 2, 2015

Researchers call for intensified efforts to help men with prostate cancer quit smoking after a recent MSK study revealed that patients who smoke during radiation therapy face a higher risk of both having the disease return and dying from it.

Epigenetics
Q&A
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Friday, January 30, 2015

An experimental drug for acute myelogenous leukemia might potentially help many more patients than previously thought by controlling epigenetic processes, according to a recent MSK study.

In the Clinic
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An annual report from an influential cancer group highlights three MSK studies that have advanced cancer research.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells
In the Lab
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, January 22, 2015

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Pictured: Clifford Hudis
In the News
By Jennifer Castoro, BA, Managing/Copy Editor  |  Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Experts warn that the nation’s weight problem could significantly raise cancer risk — and awareness of the link between the two is lacking.

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