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In the Clinic

Pumped Up: Implanted Chemotherapy Device Improves Survival when Colorectal Cancer Spreads to the Liver

A retrospective study from MSK has found that colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases live an average of two years longer when they receive an additional treatment called hepatic arterial infusion (HAI).

Image of liver with tumors

Finding

Blood Will Tell: Scientists Find Clues to Immunotherapy Responders and Non-Responders

Why do some patients respond to immunotherapy while others do not? Blood may hold the answer.

photo of blood vials

Finding

#AACR17: Childhood Cancer Survivors Found to Have Inherited Mutations Increasing Risk of the Disease

MSK geneticist and pediatric oncologist Michael Walsh discusses new findings on inherited mutations in pediatric cancer survivors.

MSK geneticist and pediatric oncologist Michael Walsh

Finding

#AACR17: New Data Show Some Patients with Melanoma Live Longer When Receiving Immunotherapy Combination

For some patients with metastatic melanoma, a combination of two immunotherapies works better than either drug alone.

Finding

#AACR17: Basket Trial for Experimental Drug Shows Promising Early Results

Neratinib, which targets mutations that drive cancer growth, is showing promise for treating several types of cancer.

David Hyman and Robin Gillespie

Finding

A Missing Link Revealed: Researchers Gain Insight into Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

Researchers find an epigenetic role in how breast cancer tumors develop resistance to treatment.

Illustration of breast encompassing blue normal cells and red cancer cells.

In the Clinic

Intestinal Bacteria May Affect Risk of Cancer Returning after Bone Marrow Transplantation

Learn how a patient’s intestinal bacteria may influence the risk of cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma returning after bone marrow transplantation.

Illustration of intestinal tract with magnifying glass held over it revealing various microbes.

Finding

Study Uncovers Hidden Risk for Breast Cancer in Some Women

Research has shown that a condition called metabolic obesity can increase the risk of breast cancer — and possibly other health problems as well.

Doctor comforting patient

In the Lab

Detective Work: How Implantable Nanosensors Could Monitor Cancer Activity

Learn how tiny sensors made of nanotubes could serve as implantable devices that offer a noninvasive way to monitor cancer and its treatments.

Wearable device on woman’s arm with labels indicating beams going into nanotubes and coming back out for analysis.

Feature

Understanding the DNA-Damage “First Responders”: John Petrini at Work

Scientists know that cancer can result from mistakes in DNA repair. But understanding what controls the repair process itself has been a hard nut to crack.

Molecular biologist John Petrini of the Sloan Kettering Institute.