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In the Lab

Something New Under the Sun: Study in Leukemia Finds Role for Helios Protein

MSK researchers have found that a protein that contributes to one type of leukemia when it’s missing can lead to the formation of a different leukemia type when it’s present.

An illustration shows Helios, the ancient Greek sun god, unwinding DNA

In the Lab

Researchers Discover New Strategy for Foiling Drug Resistance in Aggressive Lymphoma

A two-drug combination may hold the key to overcoming resistance in an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Microscopic image of lymphoma cells stained purple.

Announcement

FDA Approves Ivosidenib (Tibsovo®), a Targeted Drug, for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The drug provides a new treatment option for people whose cancer has stopped responding to other therapies.

Hematologic oncologist Martin Tallman and nurse practitioner Bernadette Cuello

In the Lab

Splicing May Be an Effective Target in the Fight against Cancer

New drugs are being developed that target part of the process to make proteins.

MSK physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab

Finding

Findings from Two Patients Shed New Light on Drug Resistance in AML

A team at MSK has discovered a previously unknown type of resistance to a new leukemia drug.

Leukemia cells

In Brief

Gut Microbes Help Feed a Regrowing Immune System after Bone Marrow Transplant

A study conducted in mice suggests the value of healthy gut flora in people receiving a bone marrow transplant.

side-by-side bone marrow slides showing different levels of immune cell growth

In the Clinic

New MSK Initiative Focuses on the Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer

Because cancer is more treatable when it’s caught early, MSK’s new Precision Interception and Prevention initiative focuses on early detection.

Illustration of a female doctor touching a strand of DNA

In the Clinic

MSK Opens New Clinic to Monitor People with a Genetic Risk for Developing Blood Cancer

MSK's new clinic will focus on clonal hematopoiesis, a condition related to aging that increases the risk of developing certain blood cancers.

Physician-scientist Ross Levine in a white lab coat

Finding

Myeloma Precursor Disease Can Start Much Earlier than Expected, Especially in African Americans

New research has found that a precancerous blood condition can linger undetected for more than 20 years.

A new study suggests that healthcare providers should consider looking for  monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) in younger African Americans.