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Feature

Understanding the DNA-Damage “First Responders”: John Petrini at Work

Scientists know that cancer can result from mistakes in DNA repair. But understanding what controls the repair process itself has been a hard nut to crack.

Molecular biologist John Petrini of the Sloan Kettering Institute.

In the Lab

Step by Step: Stem Cell Approach Provides New Models for Studying How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Progresses

A new laboratory tool will allow researchers to study the progression from normal cells to myelodysplastic syndromes to an aggressive type of leukemia.

Histology images of stem cells and AML cells

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

Finding

Two Studies Shed Light on Genetics of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

New research of metastatic pancreatic cancer has shown that the same mutations are involved in driving both the primary tumor and the metastases.

A pancreatic cancer cell

Announcement

Stop, Collaborate, and Share Data: AACR Project GENIE Seeks to Advance Cancer Treatment

Eight leading cancer centers are coming together to share genomic sequencing data, in the hope of making faster progress in curing cancer.

Image of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs representing genetic code

Finding

Targeting Leukemia: Understanding How Cancer Cells Resist the Effects of Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a common treatment for acute myeloid leukemia, but patients often stop responding. Until now, not much was known about why.

Acute myeloid leukemia cells

Feature

What You Need to Know about Male Breast Cancer

MSK experts discuss risk factors, symptoms, and treatment for male breast cancer.

Medical oncologist Ayca Gucalp

In the Clinic

How Research Is Driving the Latest Treatments for Sarcoma

Surgeon and researcher Aimee Crago discusses the latest treatments for different types of soft tissue sarcoma, including liposarcoma and desmoid tumors.

MSK Surgeon Aimee Crago

In the Clinic

Study Suggests Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Should Be Tested for Inherited Mutations

Learn why a new finding suggests that men with advanced prostate cancer should be screened for gene mutations.

A doctor speaks with a patient who has advanced prostate cancer about inherited mutations.

In the Clinic

Powerful Tumor DNA Test Has Guided Cancer Treatment for 10,000 MSK Patients

Learn how MSK’s powerful new tumor DNA test has helped guide treatment decisions for more than 10,000 people with advanced cancer.

Three scientists look up at ascreen showing genetic information about a tumor.