On Cancer: Cancer Immunotherapy & Vaccines

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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 Lab

MSK Scientists Fine-Tune CAR T Cells to Improve Their Performance

The updated versions can survive longer in the body while still packing a punch against cancer.

Illustration of mechanical arms altering a cell

In the Lab

The Immune System Can Fight Cancer. So Why Doesn’t It?

New research from scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute helps explain how growing tumors escape our immune defenses.

a cabinet full of yellow rubber duckies and one blue one

Finding

Adding Low-Dose Radiation Could Make CAR T Therapy More Effective, Study Finds

The treatment combination appears to boost chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells’ ability to kill cancer cells in solid tumors.

Blue cancer cell with a target on it

In the News

Former MSK Immunologist James Allison Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Allison is being honored for discovering how to take the brakes off cancer-fighting immune cells.

James Allison

Q & A

HPV Vaccine and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions

HPV-associated cancers are on the rise, but only about half of all adolescents in the United States have received the full series of shots. In this Q & A, Chrisann Kyi talks about why it's so important for young people to get vaccinated.

A nurse gives a girl a vaccination.

In the Lab

Putting the STING in Immunotherapy: Research Focuses on Ways to Improve Cancer Treatments

Researchers are looking for ways to make cancer cells more visible to the immune system.

Different viewpoints of the STING pathway

Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.