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In the Lab

Researchers Unravel the Biology of a Distinct Prostate Cancer Subtype

Mutations in a gene called FOXA1 are responsible for a distinct class of prostate cancer tumors, MSK researchers have found.

MSK cancer researchers Elizabeth Adams, Charles Sawyers, and Rohit Bose

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Hard Conversations: How to Talk to Your Care Team and Loved Ones about Dying

Follow these guidelines for holding difficult yet important end-of-life conversations.

Hand on shoulder

In The Lab

Ro Versus Musashi: How One Molecule Can Turn Cancer Cells Back to Normal

Researchers identify a compound that appears to eliminate tumor cells in a dish and in mice.

An illustration of a samurai and a crab.

In the Clinic

Proton Therapy: A Safer Way to Eliminate Tumors in Kids

Proton therapy offers a way to treat pediatric cancers more safely.

Doctor with back to camera speaking with smiling girl.

In the Lab

Checkpoint Challenge: When Releasing Immune Cell Brakes Is Not Enough to Stop Cancer

Scientists have learned that cutting a T cell’s brakes can have unexpected consequences.

Immune cells surrounding a cancer cell

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Coping with Rectal Cancer: A Young Mother’s Story of Determination and Compassion

Learn how MSK is helping a young mother cope with rectal cancer through the Center for Young Onset Colorectal Cancer, the first program in the country devoted to younger adults with this disease.

MSK patient Kara Kenny hugging medical oncologist Diane Reidy Lagunes

In The Lab

Computational “Hive Mind” Helps Scientists Solve an Enzyme’s Cryptic Movements

The breakthrough gives an unprecedented look at the varied and shifting poses of a protein in action.

Two clusters of colored blobs with a diagram in the middle

Event

New Center for Proton Therapy Opens in Manhattan

A new proton therapy center in Manhattan makes this precise form of radiation more accessible to people in the New York City region.

The New York Proton Center

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What Every Woman Should Know about Bladder Cancer

Find out the one sign of bladder cancer that no woman should ignore.

Doctor and patient

Roundup

Highlights from ASCO 2019: A Low-Fat Diet and Breast Cancer Risk, Targeted Therapy for Salivary Gland Tumors, and More

Read about a few of the MSK studies being presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.

People milling about at the 2019 ASCO meeting