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In the Lab

What Was MSK’s Role in TCGA, the Groundbreaking Cancer Genomic Study?

The multicenter project, which yielded dozens of scientific papers on more than 30 different kinds of cancer, has officially drawn to a close.

Illustration of DNA base pairs

In the Lab

Drugs That Stall — But Don’t Kill — Cancer Cells Are an Untapped Resource, Study Suggests

A drug combination that halts tumor cell division can stir the immune system into taking action.

electron micrograph of a natural killer cell

In the Clinic

Liquid Biopsy Is Effective at Guiding Treatment of Lung Cancer, Study Finds

The initial results of an ongoing study show that a liquid biopsy has advantages over a tissue biopsy for people with lung cancer.

A tube of blood superimposed on a lung and a DNA helix

In The Clinic

New Framework for Categorizing Inherited Cancer Genes Will Have Wide-Ranging Impact

MSK clinical geneticist discusses new guidelines for determining which genetic changes suggest an increased cancer risk.

Illustration of DNA gel overlaid with silhouettes of people

Finding

Study Suggests More People with Kidney Cancer Should Be Screened for Hereditary Cancer Genes

Researchers have found that more than 20% of people with a type of cancer called advanced non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma have disease that is driven by inherited cancer mutations.

Papillary renal cell carcinoma under the microscope

In the Lab

Studying a Forerunner of Pancreatic Cancer Reveals New Clues about How the Disease Develops

This research is important for developing better drugs and screening methods for pancreatic tumors.

Pancreatic tumor cells

In the Lab

A Study of Rare Tumors Uncovers the Presence of Tumor-Suppressing Genes

Studying the genes of granular cell tumors has revealed a previously unknown process through which cells can turn cancerous.

Black-and-white microscopic image of cell from human granular cell tumor

In the Lab

In a Twist, Scientists Find Cancer Drivers Hiding in RNA, Not DNA

New findings from researchers at the Sloan Kettering Institute suggest that cancer causes may be lurking in the molecule that bridges DNA and protein.

Sloan Kettering Institute molecular biologist Christine Mayr

Q & A

John McCain and Glioblastoma: A Conversation about Brain Cancer with Neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar

Learn from neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar about the standard treatment for glioblastoma, which involves surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

neurosurgeon and a stem cell biologist Viviane Tabar