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In the Lab

Researchers Discover Stem Cells That May Drive Aggressive Behavior in Glioblastoma

Researchers have discovered uncanny similarities between cells found in brain tumors and a type of stem cell that’s important for building the brain during fetal development.

black and white image of cells under a microscope

In the Lab

Shape-Shifting Stem Cells Are Key to Cancer Metastasis and Immune Evasion

By assuming primitive regenerative identities, cancer cells gain the adaptability they need to establish tumors in new parts of the body.

An illustration of lung develop alongside tumor evolution

Finding

Cancers Caused by HPV Respond Better to Treatment — a New Study Helps Explain Why

According to Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists, it has to do with what the virus does to a cell’s DNA repair machinery.

The human papillomavirus (HPV)

Feature

Researchers Find that Vitamin B6 Contributes to Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells

This research marks the first time researchers have found a connection between vitamin B6 and cancer.

Cancer biologist Scott Lowe at a white board

In the Lab

What Does Cancer Metastasis Have to Do with Wound Healing? More than You Might Think

Scientists are learning that — in a literal sense — metastasis is wound healing gone wrong.

Graphical representation of cells leaking into bloodstream

In the Lab

Mind the Gap: Scientists Learn How Cells Make and Repair Tight Connections

New findings from researchers at the Sloan Kettering Institute provide insight into a fundamental biological process called the epithelial-mesenchymal transition.

Epithelial cells

In the Lab

Why KRAS Inhibitors for Lung Cancer Stop Working (and What Can Be Done about It)

Recently developed targeted drugs used to treat lung cancer are only partially effective. Scientists now know why.

A picture of KRAS-mutated lung cancer cells

In the News

10 Remarkable Basic Science Breakthroughs from 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, take a moment to reflect on the science stories that made the year one to remember.

a design of colored lines and dots

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

In the Lab

One at a Time: New Tool Can Detect Genetic Changes in Thousands of Single Cancer Cells

Developed by scientists at MSK and the University of British Columbia/BC Cancer, the platform provides the deepest look yet into tumor evolution.

DLP+ in action