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In the Lab

Analyzing Urine Can Guide the Treatment of Childhood Kidney Tumors

A protein detected in the urine of children with Wilms’ tumor led to the development of a test to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Illustration of child with kidneys highlighted, cup of urine, and a beam of light.

In The News

ASCO 2019: PARP Inhibitors Benefit People with Pancreatic Cancer Who Have a BRCA Mutation

Results from a large phase III clinical trial unveiled at this year’s ASCO meeting identify an effective targeted therapy for a subset of people with pancreatic cancer.

MSK medical oncologist Eileen O'Reilly with a patient

Q & A

Why Are More Young Adults Getting Cancer? Obesity May Be to Blame

Cancer among younger Americans is on the rise, and much of it is linked to obesity. An MSK expert on diet and cancer explains what’s behind this disturbing new trend.

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Feature

What’s in Your Fridge, Doc? The Real-Life Diet of an Expert on Nutrition and Cancer

Learn about the real-life diet of a top cancer expert and how good nutrition can help reduce the risk of the disease.

Medical oncologist Neil Iyengar

Feature

For Some People with Cancer, a Simple Blood Test Can Be a Lifesaver

He was given a wrong diagnosis. She couldn’t breathe. One test changed both their lives.

Joey Laurore and Dr. Bob Li

Feature

One by One: How MSK Kids Is Using Precision Medicine to Tailor Treatment for Children with Cancer

Learn how the Pediatric Translational Medicine Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering is bringing together experts to make new discoveries about pediatric cancer.

Pediatric oncologists Andrew Kung, Neal Shukla, and Fil Dela Cruz

Q&A

Newly Approved Drug Combination Improves Survival for People with Peripheral T Cell Lymphoma

A recently approved treatment approach dramatically improves the outlook for people with an aggressive form of lymphoma.

Colored scanning electron micrograph of a lymphoma cell showing early apoptotic changes

Q&A

Keto Claims: Can Diet Be a Form of Cancer Therapy?

A recent study in mice has sparked interest in the role of diet in cancer treatment.

An array of high fat, low-carbohydrate foods.