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Finding

Machine Learning May Help Classify Cancers of Unknown Primary

MSK investigators report a new tool that may help them determine the origin of some metastatic tumors, potentially leading to better targeted treatments.

Illustration of a magnifying glass and DNA sequences

In the Lab

One at a Time: New Tool Can Detect Genetic Changes in Thousands of Single Cancer Cells

Developed by scientists at MSK and the University of British Columbia/BC Cancer, the platform provides the deepest look yet into tumor evolution.

DLP+ in action

Feature

5 Myths about Radon and Lung Cancer

Learn about the connection between radon and the risk of lung cancer.

Illustration of microscope enlarging chemical symbol for radon (RN) over city map.

Announcement

Three Scientists Are Named Winners of the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering has named three winners of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, an award that recognizes promising investigators.

Nathanael Gray, Joshua Mendell, and Christopher Vakoc

Finding

Genetic Variations Help Explain Why Immunotherapy Works Differently in Different People

A new study reports a possible way to quantify how efficient the immune system is at detecting cancer, and therefore how likely it is that a person will respond to immunotherapy.

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Feature

A Tale of Two Ashleys: Meet a Nurse and a Patient Teaming Up for the New York City Marathon

Read about Ashley Landay, a breast cancer patient at MSK, who will run the TCS New York City Marathon with her chemotherapy nurse, Ashley Pildis.

Pictured: Ashley Landay (left) and Ashley Pildis (right)

In the Lab

Newly Discovered Immune Cell Subtypes Could Shake Up Immunotherapy

Dendritic cells, the guards of the immune system, have a previously unrecognized division of labor.

a colorful dendritic cell

Feature

Who Should Be Tested for a BRCA Mutation? The Science Is Evolving

Though questions remain about how best to use genetic testing for cancer, the trend is toward more inclusive criteria.

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Ask the Expert

What Is Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), and How Do I Decide on the Right Treatment?

Learn about the breast cancer type called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and how doctors decide on the best treatment for each person.

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Melissa Pilewskie