On Cancer


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Keeping the Torch Lit: How One MSK Patient Overcame Two Cancers to Fulfill an Olympic Dream

Meet Seun, who never gave up on his Olympic dream after undergoing cancer treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Seun Adebiyi

In the Lab

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Protect Bone Marrow from Damage Caused by Radiation

Researchers are working on a novel method for addressing a common complication of cancer treatment — bone marrow suppression.

Cross sections of mouse femurs showing bone marrow after radiation and no drug (left) and after radiation plus drug (right).


4 Inspiring MSK Patients We Met This Year

Catch up with some of the patients we got to know in 2017.

Family of four posing on the boardwalk at the beach


Thriving after Blood and Marrow Transplants: MSK’s 22nd Annual Celebration

Learn about MSK's 22nd annual Celebration for Blood and Marrow Transplant Survivors/Thrivers.

Robin Roberts and MSK's Sergio Giralt


FDA Approves CAR T Cell Therapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

This is the second regulatory approval of the cell-based immunotherapy for a blood cancer.

Medical oncologist Anas Younes


FDA Approves First CAR T Cell Therapy for Leukemia

Children, teens, and young adults with leukemia that have stopped responding to chemotherapy are the first eligible to receive the new treatment.

Pediatric oncologist Kevin Curran with CAR T patient Esmeralda Pineda

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.


Stemming the Tide: A Promising Target for Treating Some Blood Cancers

Learn about a potential new strategy for treating people with blood cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) that targets a protein on cancer stem cells.

Blue sphere (stem cell) with green dots scattered around the surface

In the Lab

Study Suggests Ways to Make Bone Marrow Transplants Safer for People with Blood Cancers

A dangerous treatment side effect called graft-versus-host disease may be lessened with genetically engineered immune cells.

Physician-scientists Marcel van den Brink and Michel Sadelain


Six Ways MSK Protects Cancer Patients from Infections

Because people with cancer have a higher-than-normal risk of developing infections, our infection control experts have developed a number of innovative programs.

Soapy hands under a faucet