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Q & A

Why Do Germs Become Resistant to Antibiotics? An MSK Program Is Focused on Avoiding this Problem

Learn how MSK’s Antibiotic Management Program is leading the way in ensuring that antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are used responsibly.

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Finding

One Patient’s Exceptional Response Leads to a Surprising Discovery about Immunotherapy

MSK researchers learn that some cancers may respond to checkpoint inhibitor drugs because of changes called gene fusions.

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In The News

New Collaboration Will Accelerate US-China Clinical Trials

The initiative lays the groundwork for speedier cancer drug approvals in both the United States and China.

MSK President Craig Thompson

In the Clinic

When a Cancer Therapy Stops Working: Experimental Drug Addresses Resistance

Results from the first phase I clinical trial of a new drug were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s meeting.

MSK medical oncologist David Hyman

Finding

Some People Who Need a Bone Marrow Transplant Will Never Find a Donor — and What Can Be Done about It

MSK researchers say other options, such as cord blood transplants, can greatly expand access to transplantation for people without a matched adult donor.

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Feature

For Some People with Cancer, a Simple Blood Test Can Be a Lifesaver

He was given a wrong diagnosis. She couldn’t breathe. One test changed both their lives.

Joey Laurore and Dr. Bob Li

In the Clinic

Patient-Reported Side Effects: A Crucial Part of Cancer Clinical Trials

In recent years, there has been a shift toward capturing information about the side effects caused by new treatments directly from patients.

Asia McCoy speaking with a patient

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

Q & A

Genetic Finding Can Guide Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Genetic sequencing of prostate tumors can identify men who should receive immunotherapy drugs.

Microscopic image of prostate cancer cells in culture.