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In the Clinic

When a Cancer Therapy Stops Working: Experimental Drug Addresses Resistance

Results from the first phase I clinical trial of a new drug were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s meeting.

MSK medical oncologist David Hyman

In The Lab

Anemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating Leukemia

A drug already approved for anemia offers hope for people with acute myeloid leukemia.

Acute myeloid leukemia cells

Finding

Research Uncovers the Genetic Causes of Aggressive Leukemia in Children

Researchers have found that the genetic changes that cause pediatric leukemia are different from those that lead to leukemia in adults.

Alex Kentsis in his lab

In The Clinic

Analyzing Spinal Fluid Could Guide Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

Cancer DNA taken from spinal fluid could serve as a liquid biopsy that provides information on brain tumor mutations.

MRI of brain and spinal fluid in green

Feature

Remembering John Mendelsohn, a Pioneer of Targeted Therapy for Cancer

The scientific world lost one of its greats this week. Here, we reflect on his influence.

John Mendelsohn

In The Clinic

Kirt’s Story: How a Clinical Trial for a Rare Tumor Gave Me a New Lease on Life

A clinical trial led by MSK sarcoma expert Mrinal Gounder has shown promising results for treating desmoid tumors.

Kirt Robinson

In the Clinic

Liquid Biopsy Is Effective at Guiding Treatment of Lung Cancer, Study Finds

The initial results of an ongoing study show that a liquid biopsy has advantages over a tissue biopsy for people with lung cancer.

A tube of blood superimposed on a lung and a DNA helix