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Feature

3 Cancer Genes You've Never Heard Of

While BRCA genes garner most of the public's attention, they're not the only cancer-predisposition genes doctors test for.

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Ask the Expert

5 Tips If You’ve Completely Lost Your Appetite During Cancer Treatment

Get tips from a Memorial Sloan Kettering dietitian if you’ve completely lost your appetite during cancer treatment.

Alicia Gould is a registered dietitian at MSK who specializes in helping people with cancer get the nutrition they need during treatment.

Announcement

19 Undergraduates Complete the 2019 Summer Research Program at GSK

Learn about the 19 students who completed the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK).

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In the Clinic

6 Breakthroughs That Are Changing Chemotherapy for People with Breast Cancer

Discover some of the latest innovations in chemotherapy for breast cancer.

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Coping with Shame Related to Cancer

Find out how to handle feelings of self-blame and shame that may accompany a cancer diagnosis.

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In the Lab

Targeting Errors in How Proteins Are Made Is a Promising Approach for Cancer Treatment

MSK studies look at the role of RNA splicing factors in acute myeloid leukemia and melanoma.

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Q & A

8 Questions with J. J. Boelens: Giving Kids with Cancer a Second Life

Meet Jaap-Jan “J. J.” Boelens, who joined MSK Kids in 2018 as Chief of the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cell Therapy Service.

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In the Lab

Scientists Create the First Human-Tumor-Derived Model for Studying Rectal Cancer

Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have created a model of rectal cancer using human-tumor-derived organoids.

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Finding

Research Points to a Potential New Approach for Treating Anemia

A class of drugs originally developed to treat certain neurological disorders appears to boost the production of red blood cells.

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Feature

Getting to the Root of Pediatric Cancers

MSK Kids is leading a major effort to fully deliver on the promise of precision medicine for our youngest patients.

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