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In the News

Year in Review: 10 Important Clinical Research Discoveries in 2019

As we approach the end of 2019, learn about some of the biggest advances in clinical research made this year at MSK.

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Eileen O’Reilly

In the Clinic

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against HER2-Positive Breast Cancer That Stops Responding to Other Drugs

MSK medical oncologist Shanu Modi is the lead author of a new paper detailing the results from a phase II trial of a breast cancer drug called trastuzumab deruxtecan or DS-8201a. Results from this study were also presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Illustration of breast cancer cell

Finding

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

Q&A

Meet Julia Glade Bender, Who’s Focused on Developing Better Treatments for Kids with Cancer

Pediatric oncologist Julia Glade Bender talks about the challenges of treating rare childhood cancers and how personalized medicine is leading to better therapies for tumors that are especially hard to treat.

Pediatric oncologist Julia Glade Bender

In the Clinic

FDA Approves Pexidartinib, a Targeted Therapy for a Tumor of the Joints

Pexidartinib is the first drug approved specifically to treat tenosynovial giant cell tumor.

Medical oncologist William Tap

In the Clinic

Study Asks: Are Women Missing Out on BRCA Testing?

Results from a study of women with breast and ovarian cancer show surprisingly low rates of genetic testing.

doctor and patient

Finding

Whether a BRCA Mutation Leads to Cancer Depends on Context, Study Finds

Sometimes a BRCA mutation is just along for the ride, rather than driving a tumor’s development.

Computational biologist Barry Taylor

Q&A

Keeping Patients out of the Hospital: MSK Geriatrics Specialist Explains the Keys to Caring for Older People with Cancer

An MSK geriatrician discusses the importance of helping older people with cancer manage their treatment and symptoms.

Old man lying in hospital bed being spoken to by nurse