On Cancer: Epigenetics

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In the Lab

Research Clarifies How IDH Mutations Cause Cancer

The MSK team’s goal was to get at the underlying defects in cells that these mutations cause.

DNA winding around histones

In the Lab

Researchers Unravel the Biology of a Distinct Prostate Cancer Subtype

Mutations in a gene called FOXA1 are responsible for a distinct class of prostate cancer tumors, MSK researchers have found.

MSK cancer researchers Elizabeth Adams, Charles Sawyers, and Rohit Bose

In th Lab

Cellular “Garbage Collectors” Are Key to Cancer’s Growth

A new study suggests a way to target cancer by interfering with its system of waste removal.

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Feature

What Is Epigenetics, and Why Is Everyone Talking about It?

Epigenetics is frequently in the news, but there's lots of confusion about just what it entails.

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In Brief

Scientists Identify How Gene Mutation Drives a Deadly Childhood Cancer

Synovial sarcoma is an aggressive cancer primarily affecting children and young adults. A new study gets to the bottom of it.

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Announcement

Three Investigators Named Winners of the 2017 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering has named three winners of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, an award that recognizes promising early-career investigators.

Aviv Regev of the Broad Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Feature

The Man behind the Prize: How Paul Marks Shaped Modern Cancer Research

Recent advances in epigenetic and targeted therapies owe a lot to the foresight of former MSK President Paul Marks, who believed in the importance of basic research.

Former MSK president Paul Marks

Announcement

FDA Approves Enasidenib (Idhifa), a First-of-Its-Kind Drug, for Advanced Blood Cancer

A new treatment option for people with acute myeloid leukemia is available, and it works in an unconventional way.

Acute myeloid leukemia cells under a microscope

In the Lab

When Loss Is a Gain: New Tumor Suppressor Gene Identified in Follicular Lymphoma

The reason certain patients with follicular lymphoma do worse than others may come down to a missing gene.

A scientist looks at illustrations of chromosomes.