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Finding

Largest Study of Its Kind Reveals New Targetable Genetic Causes of the Rare Blood Disorder Histiocytosis

In an international study led by MSK, researchers reported finding key mutations driving the disease histiocytosis for nearly all of the people included.

Two images of a human torso show a reduction in tumors after treatment with targeted therapy.

Feature

Who Should Be Tested for a BRCA Mutation? The Science Is Evolving

Though questions remain about how best to use genetic testing for cancer, the trend is toward more inclusive criteria.

a DNA collection tube

Feature

3 Cancer Genes You've Never Heard Of

While BRCA genes garner most of the public's attention, they're not the only cancer-predisposition genes doctors test for.

Colorful representation of DNA sequence

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

In the Clinic

Prestigious Grant Bolsters Bladder Cancer Research at MSK

A prominent research grant will enable MSK doctors and scientists to advance the treatment of bladder cancer.

Conceptual orange-and-green-colored X-ray showing cancer of the bladder.

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

There’s an App for That: When the Meaning of a BRCA Mutation Isn’t Clear-Cut

A new project called the BRCA Exchange is sharing data about BRCA mutations and what they actually mean for cancer risk.

Image of a mobile phone with a strand of DNA

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.