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Feature

The Treatments Changing Childhood Cancer: At Work with Filemon Dela Cruz

Go behind the scenes with Filemon Dela Cruz, who cares for children with sarcoma and conducts precision medicine research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK pediatric oncologist Filemon Dela Cruz

In the Clinic

How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Is Treated at MSK: An Interview with Martin Tallman

Learn about the latest advances in treatment for AML and how people can benefit from receiving their treatment at MSK.

Leukemia Service Chief Martin Tallman

Finding

Large Study Pinpoints Genetic Changes Underlying Drug Resistance in the Most Common Type of Breast Cancer

Scientists are learning how estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer evolves to thwart hormonal therapies and are developing ways to stop it.

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Announcement

FDA Approves Ivosidenib (Tibsovo®), a Targeted Drug, for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The drug provides a new treatment option for people whose cancer has stopped responding to other therapies.

Hematologic oncologist Martin Tallman and nurse practitioner Bernadette Cuello

Feature

What Is Epigenetics, and Why Is Everyone Talking about It?

Epigenetics is frequently in the news, but there's lots of confusion about just what it entails.

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In the Lab

Scientists Pinpoint a New Cause of Resistance to EGFR-Targeting Drugs

Multiple copies of a gene called YES1 appear to be responsible for certain precision drugs losing their effectiveness.

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Roundup

Highlights from ASCO 2018: Immunotherapy for Endometrial Cancer, Benefits of Exercise, and Promising New Targeted Drugs

Couldn't make it to the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting this year? Read this summary of some main takeaways.

Crowded hall with ASCO signage

Q & A

New Classification System Will Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumors

There are more than 100 subtypes of brain tumors, making them a challenge to accurately diagnose. Now researchers have figured out a way to reliably distinguish them.

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In the Clinic

Single-Cell Analysis Enables Researchers to Understand the Differences within Tumors

Scientists are decoding the genetic changes that drive individual cancer cells. This may help them develop more-effective targeted therapies.

Man and woman in white lab coats looking at test tubes