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Finding

Double Jeopardy: Gene-Sequencing Test Uncovers New Clues about a Defect Seen in Many Tumors

MSK researchers have found that a genetic state in tumors called whole-genome doubling is connected with worse outcomes for people with cancer.

MSK computational biologist Barry Taylor

Finding

Gene Mutations in the Blood Can Complicate Findings from Tumor Sequencing

A blood condition related to aging can lead to misinterpreting tumor data.

Bioinformatician Ahmet Zehir stands at a whiteboard

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

Scientists Create First-of-Its-Kind Metabolic Road Map of Cancer

The online resource will serve as a benchmark for researchers studying metabolism and cancer.

abstract red and blue lines suggestive of metabolic pathways

Announcement

Three Investigators Named Winners of the 2017 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering has named three winners of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, an award that recognizes promising early-career investigators.

Aviv Regev of the Broad Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Announcement

FDA Authorizes MSK-IMPACT Test for Analyzing Patient Tumors

The test, developed at MSK, looks for alterations in 468 genes that are seen in both common and rare cancers.

Gloved hand and magnifying glass on banded DNA sequences

Making a Splash: Researchers Apply Face-Detection Technology to the Study of Genes

Taking a cue from smartphone technology, scientists are using face-recognition algorithms to improve RNA interference.

Mount Rushmore viewed through face-detection software.

In the Lab

A Cut Above: MSK-Developed Software Makes CRISPR More Precise

A freely accessible software program provides researchers with an easy way to optimize a popular genome-editing tool.

An illustration of CRISPR-Cas9

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.

In the Lab

Project GENIE Aims to Make Sense of Vast Amounts of Genomic Data

A multi-institutional effort led by MSK’s Charles Sawyers is seeking to interpret information about the genetic causes of cancer.

Illustration of DNA strands