On Cancer: Lab Research

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In the Lab

MSK Scientists Fine-Tune CAR T Cells to Improve Their Performance

The updated versions can survive longer in the body while still packing a punch against cancer.

Illustration of mechanical arms altering a cell

In the Lab

The Immune System Can Fight Cancer. So Why Doesn’t It?

New research from scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute helps explain how growing tumors escape our immune defenses.

a cabinet full of yellow rubber duckies and one blue one

In the Lab

Researchers Identify Why Women May Develop Resistance to a New Class of Breast Cancer Drugs

Clues emerge about why promising new breast cancer drugs sometimes don’t work — and what might be done about it.

Image of dividing breast cancer cells taken with electron microscope.

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.

In the Lab

This Newly Discovered Organelle Is Fierce

It’s not every day that scientists discover a new part of the cell. Two biologists from the Sloan Kettering Institute just did.

3D organelle

Finding

Adding Low-Dose Radiation Could Make CAR T Therapy More Effective, Study Finds

The treatment combination appears to boost chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells’ ability to kill cancer cells in solid tumors.

Blue cancer cell with a target on it

In the Lab

Researchers Zero In on the Cause of Lymphedema, a Debilitating Cancer Complication

Learn how an MSK laboratory is bringing much-needed focus to cancer-related lymphedema and investigating new ways to prevent the complication.

Confocal microscopic image of mouse lymphedema tissue with staining for immune cells and lymphatic vessels.

In the Lab

Studying a Forerunner of Pancreatic Cancer Reveals New Clues about How the Disease Develops

This research is important for developing better drugs and screening methods for pancreatic tumors.

Pancreatic tumor cells