On Cancer: Cancer Immunotherapy & Vaccines

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Finding

Genetic Variations Help Explain Why Immunotherapy Works Differently in Different People

A new study reports a possible way to quantify how efficient the immune system is at detecting cancer, and therefore how likely it is that a person will respond to immunotherapy.

Colorful illustration of people overlaid on a world map

Q & A

Think You’re Too Old to Get the HPV Vaccine to Prevent Cancer? Maybe Not

Learn from an MSK expert what people over 26 should know about getting the HPV vaccine to protect themselves from several forms of cancer.

doctor and patient

In the Lab

Drug That Hits CAR T Snooze Button Can Quiet a Cytokine Storm

An FDA-approved drug used to treat leukemia can serve as a temporary off switch for CAR T cells, MSK scientists have found.

cartoon of man hitting a snooze button

Feature

For One MSK Researcher, Science Is as Mighty as the Sword

Learn about Gabe Armijo, a researcher in the Sloan Kettering Institute and a competitive fencer.

Gabe Armijo in full fencing gear

In the News

AACR 2019 Research Roundup: Nanosensors for Cancer, New Immunotherapy Targets, a Road Map of Metastasis, and CAR T Fratricide

Read our key takeaways from the second half of the American Association for Cancer Research’s 2019 annual meeting.

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In the News

AACR 2019 Research Roundup: Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy, Prostate Cancer Drug Resistance, Insight into Inherited Cancer Mutations

Read up on the latest developments in several important areas of cancer research emerging from the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

AACR 2019 Annual Meeting

In the Lab

Retooled CAR T Cells Lock in on New Multiple Myeloma Target

Researchers have redesigned CAR T cells in hopes of improving immunotherapy treatment for multiple myeloma.

Light micrograph of multiple myeloma cells.

Q & A

Helping Hispanics Prevent HPV-Related Cancers: 6 Questions with an MSK Expert

Learn more about HPV and cancer risk in the Hispanic community, which has more cancers linked to the disease than any other group in the United States.

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Q & A

HPV Testing and Pap Smears: Understanding the Latest Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

Learn about the latest guidelines for Pap tests, HPV tests, and pelvic exams — including recently updated recommendations.

Deborah Goldfrank