Research: New & Noteworthy

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Researchers Find Clues to How Breast Cancer Can Infiltrate the Brain

A new study sheds light on what enables breast cancer cells to spread to the brain and presents a potential target for drugs.

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Tumor DNA in Bloodstream May Yield New Cancer Insights

Experimental pathologist Jorge Reis-Filho explains how tumor DNA obtained from the blood could lead to noninvasive — yet highly sensitive — ways of detecting and monitoring cancer in the body.

Lab mouse with cultured human pluripotent stem cells
A New Mouse? Genetically Pliable Stem Cells Could Advance Research on Many Diseases

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed a powerful new way to study human disease using stem cells whose genomes can be manipulated at will.

Lab mouse with cultured human pluripotent stem cells
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Gene Mutation Linked to Aggressive Form of Sarcoma Affecting Children and Young Adults

A newly discovered gene mutation appears to be the driving force behind a particularly aggressive form of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the skeletal muscle.

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Compound from Tropical Plant Targets Key Cancer-Causing Genes

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have found a naturally occurring compound that can destroy cancer cells in mice by targeting MYC, a cancer-causing gene that has remained elusive until now.

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Immunity Science at Memorial Sloan Kettering

A large community of Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers is pushing the limits of immunity science.

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Hsp90: A Very Promising Target for Cancer Therapy

A small molecule discovered at MSK called PU-H71 blocks the growth of cancer cells and enables doctors to image tumors.

Pictured: Gabriela Chiosis
Memorial Sloan Kettering Transforms Cancer Research and Care Delivery

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s vision is nothing less than to revolutionize the treatment of cancer. Learn about some of the ways we’re doing it.

Giving Supplies a Second Life, and Making an Environmental Impact in the Process

Memorial Sloan Kettering “green” committees focus on waste reduction and energy efficiency throughout the institution while donating useful supplies to New York–area nonprofits.

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What Is Tumor Heterogeneity?

Understanding tumor heterogeneity may be the next big quest in cancer science, as differences between cells within a tumor can have important consequences for how cancers are diagnosed and treated.

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