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Q & A

New Classification System Will Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumors

There are more than 100 subtypes of brain tumors, making them a challenge to accurately diagnose. Now researchers have figured out a way to reliably distinguish them.

Hand points to brain scan

Q & A

New Approach Might Prevent Ovarian Cancer by Targeting the Fallopian Tubes

Research suggests that most ovarian cancer starts in the fallopian tubes. This finding offers potential strategies for early detection and prevention.

Gynecologic surgeon Kara Long Roche in green scrubs with two team members

In the Clinic

Getting the Most from Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs

Bladder cancer is more likely to respond to immunotherapy drugs if the tumors carry mutations in DNA repair genes.

Colored transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a bladder cancer cell stained orange. The cell is large and has many nuclei (purple).

In the Clinic

Single-Cell Analysis Enables Researchers to Understand the Differences within Tumors

Scientists are decoding the genetic changes that drive individual cancer cells. This may help them develop more-effective targeted therapies.

Man and woman in white lab coats looking at test tubes

Feature

Tooling Up: New Technologies Drive Advances in Cancer Research and Treatment at MSK

MSK scientists and doctors have the most innovative tools at their disposal to make discoveries and develop better treatments.

Two researchers talking in the laboratory

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

Q & A

A Brief Guide to Breast Cancer Pathology and Second Opinions

Breast pathologist Edi Brogi explains what patients should know about breast cancer diagnosis, second opinions, and promising new developments in treating some of the most aggressive forms of the disease.

MSK Director of Breast Pathology Edi Brogi

At Work

What Does a Breast Cancer Pathologist Do? At Work with Hannah Wen

Learn about the role of pathologist Hannah Wen here at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Hannah Wen

In the News

#ASCO17: Post-Conference Roundup of Themes and Trends

Read up on the progress being made in several key areas of cancer research, including immunotherapy, targeted therapy, precision surgery, and epigenetics.

American Society of Clinical Oncology logo

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