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In The Clinic

FDA Approves Pexidartinib, a Targeted Therapy for a Tumor of the Joints

Pexidartinib is the first drug approved specifically to treat tenosynovial giant cell tumor.

Medical oncologist William Tap

Finding

Whether a BRCA Mutation Leads to Cancer Depends on Context, Study Finds

Sometimes a BRCA mutation is just along for the ride, rather than driving a tumor’s development.

Computational biologist Barry Taylor discusses findings of a new study about BRCA genes.

In the Lab

Researchers Unravel the Biology of a Distinct Prostate Cancer Subtype

Mutations in a gene called FOXA1 are responsible for a distinct class of prostate cancer tumors, MSK researchers have found.

MSK cancer researchers Elizabeth Adams, Charles Sawyers, and Rohit Bose

Roundup

Highlights from ASCO 2019: A Low-Fat Diet and Breast Cancer Risk, Targeted Therapy for Salivary Gland Tumors, and More

Read about a few of the MSK studies being presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.

People milling about at the 2019 ASCO meeting

Roundup

Highlights from ASCO 2019: Progress in Treating Cancer in Children

MSK Kids doctors report advances in treating pediatric cancers at the 2019 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Crowd shot at ASCO 2019

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

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