On Cancer: Cancer Genetics & Genomics

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In The Lab

Starving Cancer Stem Cells Could Be the Trick to Treating Glioblastoma, Study Finds

MSK researchers have identified a compound that kills glioblastoma cells using a mechanism that’s completely different from earlier treatments.

Enhanced MRI of a glioblastoma

Finding

Research Uncovers the Genetic Causes of Aggressive Leukemia in Children

Researchers have found that the genetic changes that cause pediatric leukemia are different from those that lead to leukemia in adults.

Alex Kentsis in his lab

In The Clinic

There’s an App for That: When the Meaning of a BRCA Mutation Isn’t Clear-Cut

A new project called the BRCA Exchange is sharing data about BRCA mutations and what they actually mean for cancer risk.

Image of a mobile phone with a strand of DNA

In the Lab

Y Cancer? New Research Initiative Focuses on the Role of Genes Found on the Male Chromosome

A team from MSK is undertaking new research to study the genes found on the Y chromosome and their role in cancer.

Colorful illustration of X and Y chromosome

In the Lab

What Was MSK’s Role in TCGA, the Groundbreaking Cancer Genomic Study?

The multicenter project, which yielded dozens of scientific papers on more than 30 different kinds of cancer, has officially drawn to a close.

Illustration of DNA base pairs

In the Lab

Drugs That Stall — But Don’t Kill — Cancer Cells Are an Untapped Resource, Study Suggests

A drug combination that halts tumor cell division can stir the immune system into taking action.

electron micrograph of a natural killer cell

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

In The Clinic

New Framework for Categorizing Inherited Cancer Genes Will Have Wide-Ranging Impact

MSK clinical geneticist discusses new guidelines for determining which genetic changes suggest an increased cancer risk.

Illustration of DNA gel overlaid with silhouettes of people

Finding

Study Suggests More People with Kidney Cancer Should Be Screened for Hereditary Cancer Genes

Researchers have found that more than 20% of people with a type of cancer called advanced non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma have disease that is driven by inherited cancer mutations.

Papillary renal cell carcinoma under the microscope

In the Lab

Studying a Forerunner of Pancreatic Cancer Reveals New Clues about How the Disease Develops

This research is important for developing better drugs and screening methods for pancreatic tumors.

Pancreatic tumor cells