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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

In the Lab

A Study of Rare Tumors Uncovers the Presence of Tumor-Suppressing Genes

Studying the genes of granular cell tumors has revealed a previously unknown process through which cells can turn cancerous.

Black-and-white microscopic image of cell from human granular cell tumor

Finding

Double Jeopardy: Gene-Sequencing Test Uncovers New Clues about a Defect Seen in Many Tumors

MSK researchers have found that a genetic state in tumors called whole-genome doubling is connected with worse outcomes for people with cancer.

MSK computational biologist Barry Taylor

Q & A

New Classification System Will Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumors

There are more than 100 subtypes of brain tumors, making them a challenge to accurately diagnose. Now researchers have figured out a way to reliably distinguish them.

Hand points to brain scan

Q & A

New Approach Might Prevent Ovarian Cancer by Targeting the Fallopian Tubes

Research suggests that most ovarian cancer starts in the fallopian tubes. This finding offers potential strategies for early detection and prevention.

Gynecologic surgeon Kara Long Roche in green scrubs with two team members

In the Clinic

Single-Cell Analysis Enables Researchers to Understand the Differences within Tumors

Scientists are decoding the genetic changes that drive individual cancer cells. This may help them develop more-effective targeted therapies.

Man and woman in white lab coats looking at test tubes

Science Byte

PSMA: A New Target for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers have discovered how a high level of the protein PSMA in cells helps fuel prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer cells, colored red in scanning electron micrograph (SEM).

At Work

What Does a Breast Cancer Pathologist Do? At Work with Hannah Wen

Learn about the role of pathologist Hannah Wen here at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Hannah Wen

Science Byte

Breaking Bad: Researchers Find Mutations that Turn Thyroid Cancers Deadly

MSK researchers identify mutations that convert nonthreatening thyroid tumors into aggressive cancers.

Illustration of human neck and head with thyroid gland highlighted and tumor growing on gland.