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In the Clinic

Does an Aspirin a Day Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

MSK gastroenterologist Robin Mendelsohn weighs in on the possible benefits and drawbacks of using aspirin to reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer.

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.

Feature

MSK Expert Weighs In on New Study Showing Rising Rates of Colorectal Cancer in Young People

Learn more from Andrea Cercek about a new study showing that colorectal cancer rates are increasing in younger people.

Andrea Cercek, a medical oncologist in MSK’s Gastrointestinal Service, speaking to a patient.

In the Lab

CRISPR Genome-Editing Tool Takes Cancer Immunotherapy to the Next Level

What do you get when you combine two of the hottest areas of biotechnology? A new paper from MSK researchers explains.

CAR T cells attacking cancer

In the Lab

Could a Topical Cream Prevent Lymphedema? Study in Mice Suggests Yes

By blocking a source of inflammation in the skin, it may be possible to prevent or treat this debilitating cancer complication.

In the Lab

Scientists Home in on Treatment Advance for Chemotherapy-Resistant Small Cell Lung Cancer

An epigenetic mechanism may make small cell lung cancer vulnerable to a new kind of attack.

MSK scientists Charles Rudin and John Poirier

In the Lab

Forensic Techniques Enable Study of Individual Breast Cancer Cells from MSK’s Archives

Analysis of long-preserved single cells on pathology slides aims to provide new clues about the genes that make breast cancer more aggressive.

Pathology slide showing DCIS and invasive cancer

Feature

With MSK Leading the Way, Precision Medicine Links Lab Research to Patient Care

Therapies that target genetic alterations in tumors are showing promise for many cancer patients, but challenges in developing these new treatments remain.

Finding

Study Highlights Workplace Difficulties Some Women Face During Cancer Treatment

Discover the role of the work environment in the life and career of an employee with cancer.

Woman giving presentation at work

Support

When Breath Becomes Air: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Reflects on How Cancer Changed Her Family’s Life

Read a Q & A with Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote When Breath Becomes Air.

Lucy Kalanithi gestures while speaking. Physicians in white lab coats look on.