On Cancer: Cancer Genetics & Genomics

159 Blog posts found


Exporting Expertise: How MSK Is Helping to Improve Cancer Care and Research in Ghana

Learn about a new initiative led by MSK pediatric hematologic oncologist Tanya Trippett that aims to improve cancer care and research in Ghana.

Three men standing in an airport

In the Lab

What Does Cancer Metastasis Have to Do with Wound Healing? More than You Might Think

Scientists are learning that — in a literal sense — metastasis is wound healing gone wrong.

Graphical representation of cells leaking into bloodstream

In the Lab

Neuroblastoma May Result from DNA Circles Wreaking Havoc on the Genome

Mysterious circular DNA may contribute to neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers.

Enlarged image of neuroblastoma cell with stains.


Largest Study of Its Kind Reveals New Targetable Genetic Causes of the Rare Blood Disorder Histiocytosis

In an international study led by MSK, researchers reported finding key mutations driving the disease histiocytosis for nearly all of the people included.

Two images of a human torso show a reduction in tumors after treatment with targeted therapy.


Many Mutations Detected in Liquid Biopsy Tests Do Not Come from Cancer Cells, an MSK Study Finds

The new findings suggest the need for caution when interpreting the results from these tests.

Pedram Razavi, Jorge Reis-Filho, and Bob Li

In the Lab

MSK’s Expanded Genomics Program Takes a Deep Dive into the Causes of Childhood Cancer

MSK molecular geneticist and data scientist Elli Papaemmanuil is leading an initiative to identify the genomic changes that drive pediatric tumors.

MSK molecular geneticist and data scientist Elli Papaemmanuil


Sugar Directly Controls a Cancer-Causing Protein, Scientists Find

The discovery suggests a potential new treatment approach for certain cancers.

An illustration of sugar pouring onto NRF2

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

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.