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In the Lab

Researchers Identify Why Women May Develop Resistance to a New Class of Breast Cancer Drugs

Clues emerge about why promising new breast cancer drugs sometimes don’t work — and what might be done about it.

Image of dividing breast cancer cells taken with electron microscope.

Feature

How Do Cigarettes Cause Cancer?

Everyone knows that cigarettes cause cancer. But what do we know about how they do it?

an illustration of a cigarette burning and smoke entering lungs

In The Clinic

Sessions at Annual Breast Cancer Conference Focus on Prevention and Treatment of Lymphedema

Experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering presented some of the latest research on this challenging complication of many cancer surgeries.

Andrea Barrio (right) and fellow Shirin Muhsen focus on surgery for breast cancer.

Roundup

Advances in Myeloma, Lymphoma, and Bone Marrow Transplant Announced at the 2018 ASH Meeting

Learn more about the work of MSK researchers being presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Hematology.

ASH meeting signage

Finding

Gut Microbes May Protect People Having Bone Marrow Transplants

For the first time, researchers have found an association between the makeup of the microorganisms in the body before a bone marrow transplant and a patient’s survival afterward.

Jonathan Peled speaks during a press conference

Q & A

Witness to an Epidemic: Kent Sepkowitz Remembers the Early Days of the AIDS Crisis

In honor of World AIDS Day, hear what it was like being a doctor on the front lines caring for people with a mysterious and devastating new illness.

MSK infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz

Q & A

8 Questions with Louis Voigt, an Expert on Medical Ethics

Learn about Louis Voigt, a critical care medicine specialist who is Chair of MSK's Ethics Committee.

Ethics Committee Chair Louis Voigt

In the Clinic

Liquid Biopsy Is Effective at Guiding Treatment of Lung Cancer, Study Finds

The initial results of an ongoing study show that a liquid biopsy has advantages over a tissue biopsy for people with lung cancer.

A tube of blood superimposed on a lung and a DNA helix

Feature

First Targeted Cancer Drug Approved Based on Mutation Rather than Tumor Type

Learn about larotrectinib, the first cancer drug to be FDA approved for adult and pediatric patients at the same time.

MSK medical oncologist Alexander Drilon