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Finding

Gut Microbes May Protect People Having Bone Marrow Transplants

For the first time, researchers have found an association between the makeup of the microorganisms in the body before a bone marrow transplant and a patient’s survival afterward.

Jonathan Peled speaks during a press conference

In The Clinic

Proof that Fecal Transplants Can Restore a Gut’s Natural Balance of Microbes

A clinical trial at MSK has shown that fecal transplants are safe in people who have had stem cell or bone marrow transplants.

Ying Taur

Finding

Don't Scratch That Mole? Scientists Are Learning More about Inflammation and Cancer

It's not only what's inside your cells that determines your cancer risk. It's what surrounds them too.

A doctor examines a mole.

Q & A

The Science of Eating Well: MSK Research Focuses on Nutrition after a Stem Cell Transplant

Learn about how nutrition experts are helping people with cancer maintain a healthy diet both during and after treatment.

Man’s hands washing salad greens in a sink

In the Lab

Bacteria versus Bacteria: Two Studies Uncover Species of Microbes That Protect against Infections in People with Cancer

Research recently published by MSK scientists suggests that the best way to fight dangerous bacteria may be with other bacteria.

Images from three different mice showing the effects of antibiotics and microbiome replacement

Announcement

News from #AACR16: Targeted Therapy Breakthrough, Improved Survival in Melanoma, and Benefits of Gut Bugs

Long-awaited results of clinical trials testing targeted drugs and immunotherapy combinations were on offer at the annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference.

Dr. Joan Massagué, Sloan Kettering Institute Director received the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research and was named an AACR fellow at AACR16.

Announcement

MSK Is Named Founding Member of Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

Cancer immunotherapy got a big boost today in the form of a $250 million grant from the Parker Foundation and a new brain trust composed of the world’s top scientists.

Sean Parker

In the Lab

Identification of Beneficial Bacteria May Lead to New Treatment for Common Infection

Clostridium difficile infections are a growing problem, but MSK researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent and treat them.

Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer

In the Lab

The Enemy’s Telltale Mark: Researchers Find Novel Way Body Defends against Harmful Bacteria

MSK researchers discover that the body senses and attacks harmful bacteria indirectly after the pathogens cause stress within the cells.

Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

In the Clinic

Wiping Out Epstein-Barr Virus Preserves Transplant Success

Memorial Sloan Kettering physician-scientists have treated a dangerous complication of stem cell transplantation using immune cells donated from a third party.

Pictured: Susan Prockop & Lucas T.