On Cancer

and/or

20 Blog posts found

Roundup

Highlights from MSK at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Meeting

Read up on the latest developments in several key areas of cancer research, including genomic mapping, disease modeling through CRISPR, CAR T therapy, and cancer stem cells.

Sign for AACR scientific meeting featuring collage of images

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

New Immunotherapy Approach Turns Cells into “Micro-Pharmacies”

A new immunotherapy approach involves engineering CAR T cells to produce proteins that treat lymphoma.

Illustration of CAR T cells with conveyor belts leading out of them carrying HVEM protein in tablet form.

In the Clinic

Driving Armored CARs at Cancer

Hundreds of scientists from around the world gathered at MSK last month for a symposium devoted to a promising new immunotherapy approach called CAR T cell therapy.

In the Clinic

CAR T Cell Therapies Are a Growing Area of Research

Cell therapies that use patients’ own immune cells to attack cancer — including CAR T cell therapy, an approach developed at MSK — are a promising and rapidly growing area of research.

CAR T cell therapy

In the Lab

Can Stem Cells Be Taught to Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain?

In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation.

Fibrous extensions of a nerve cell (red) and an oligodendrocyte (green) growing on top of the nerve cell

In the Clinic

Report Highlights Advances Made at MSK That Are Changing Patients’ Lives

An annual report from an influential cancer group highlights three MSK studies that have advanced cancer research.

In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells

Finding

Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Treating Solid Tumors in the Chest

A study in mouse models suggests how modified T cells may be used to treat tumors in the area just outside the lungs.

Michel Sadelain and Prasad Adusumilli

In the Lab

Genetic “Kill Switch” Could Make Cell Therapies Safer

Researchers have engineered a gene into therapeutic cells that allows them to turn off tumor growth if some of the cells become cancerous.

Pictured: Experimental Brain Tumor