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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

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