On Cancer: Stem Cell Biology

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Feature

Converging Research Is Leading to a New Understanding of Metastatic Cancer

Through converging lines of research in stem cell biology, tissue regeneration, and immunity, Sloan Kettering Institute scientists are learning what makes metastatic cancer cells tick.

Karuna Ganesh

In the Lab

Stem Cell Research Probes Why a Breast Cancer Treatment Sometimes Damages the Heart

Investigators are looking at how and why the breast cancer drug trastuzumab sometimes causes long-lasting and potentially serious cardiac side effects.

Stem cells induced to become cardiomyocytes

In the Lab

Stem Cell Research Identifies Potential Drugs for Treating Zika Infection

Researchers from MSK and Weill Cornell have found that two compounds appear to fight off infection with the Zika virus.

An organoid of a developing brain

In the Lab

Step by Step: Stem Cell Approach Provides New Models for Studying How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Progresses

A new laboratory tool will allow researchers to study the progression from normal cells to myelodysplastic syndromes to an aggressive type of leukemia.

Histology images of stem cells and AML cells

In the Lab

Connecting the Dots: Stem Cells Provide Valuable Tool for Linking Genes and Disease

Researchers are using pluripotent stem cells to create models of diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic beta cells

Feature

Stemming the Tide: A Promising Target for Treating Some Blood Cancers

Learn about a potential new strategy for treating people with blood cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) that targets a protein on cancer stem cells.

Blue sphere (stem cell) with green dots scattered around the surface

In the Lab

A 'Quick-and-Easy' Recipe for Making Brain Cells

Using stem cells, scientists can create batches of cortical neurons to study schizophrenia and autism.

Cortical neurons derived from human pluripotent stem cells

In the Lab

Stealth Mode: How Metastatic Cancer Cells Evade Detection by the Immune System

Cancer cells have a sneaky ability to hide out in the body for years at a time. MSK scientists are looking for ways to flush them out.

a sneaky man on a sneaky mission

Announcement

MSK’s Lorenz Studer Named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow

The awards are given annually to people in an array of fields in the arts and sciences.

A scientist pictured in his lab