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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).

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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.

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#AACR17: Novel Drug Advancing to Phase II Basket Trial of Solid Tumors

Learn more about entrectinib, a targeted therapy being evaluated in patients with solid tumors.

Physician standing in front of a whiteboard

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#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.

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#AACR17: Study Explores Best Time to Give CAR T Cell Therapy

Leukemia patients may do better on CAR T cell therapy when they are treated early, before their disease relapses.

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#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

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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.

In the Clinic

GPS-Type Radiation System Allows Pinpoint Targeting of Lung Cancer

A GPS-type system using tiny markers as beacons is helping make radiation treatment for lung cancer safer and more precise.

Doctor in white coat standing next to treatment table with patient lying on her back underneath radiation devices.

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Movember Fuels Conversations and Research into Men’s Health, Including Cancer

As a survivor of testicular cancer, MSK employee Greg Mason is giving back to the cancer community by helping to raise awareness for men’s health.

Younger man with his arm around an older man.

In the Clinic

Targeting Pancreatic Cancer: An Increased Focus on Developing New Clinical Trials

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat, but researchers are focused on developing treatments that are personalized based on each individual patient’s disease.