The Cancer Epigenome: Biology’s New Frontier
Leukemia expert Omar Abdel-Wahab says new therapies that reverse epigenetics — chemical changes within cells that drive gene expression — are being combined with conventional chemotherapy drugs to silence cancer-causing genes and treat some cancers.
Runtime: 30:00 minutes Published: 06/20/2014 - 3:39 PM
Zebrafish Melanoma: From Initiation to Metastasis
Oncologist and cancer biologist Richard White explains how his research with genetically modified zebrafish, which reproduce quickly and are optically transparent, has shed light on how melanoma and other cancers spread.
Runtime: 30:00 minutes Published: 06/20/2014 - 3:08 PM
Getting in Shape: New Clues from the Fly Embryo
Developmental biologist Jennifer Zallen discusses the use of live imaging to understand how embryos form their shape during development.
Runtime: 33:00 minutes Published: 11/09/2011 - 12:54 PM
MicroRNAs in Development and Cancer: A Tale of Mice and Men
Cancer biologist Andrea Ventura explains how his lab uses genetically engineered mouse models to understand how cancer works, why we get cancer, and how his research helps discover new targets for cancer therapy.
Runtime: 36:00 minutes Published: 11/09/2011 - 12:41 PM
Finding Needles in the Haystack
Physician-scientist Timothy Chan explains how genomics is helping researchers understand the biological processes that lead to cancer.
Runtime: 39:00 minutes Published: 11/10/2010 - 12:00 AM
How Molecules Work to Make and Shape a Cell
Developmental biologist Mary Baylies explains that research on flies has helped to find the genes and mechanisms that drive muscle development.
Runtime: 37:00 minutes Published: 11/10/2010 - 12:00 AM
Why We All Don't Get Cancer
Craig B. Thompson, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses new ways to think about cancer and how cancer arises in human beings.
Runtime: 32:00 minutes Published: 11/10/2010 - 12:00 AM
How Cancer Cells Hijack Normal Cells to Promote Tumor Growth
Watch cancer biologist, Johanna Joyce, as she explains how normal cells in the tumor microenvironment can have a positive and a negative influence on cancer progression, depending on the stage of tumor development.
Runtime: 31:00 minutes Published: 11/08/2007 - 12:00 AM
New Methods for Fighting Metastasis
Dr. Massagué explains how scientists and clinicians in Memorial Sloan Kettering laboratories are developing new ways to fight metastasis.
Runtime: 34:00 minutes Published: 09/17/2006 - 12:00 AM