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In the Lab

MSK-Developed Technology Provides a “Virtual Biopsy” of Immune Cells in Tumors

The noninvasive approach could help scientists track the movements of an important cell type that can influence the outcome of cancer treatment.

iron-filled macrophages from a breast cancer tumor

In the Clinic

Guiding Light: New Imaging Techniques Improve Head and Neck Cancer Surgeries

MSK head and neck surgeons are investigating novel imaging methods that enable them to detect and visualize cancer cells during an operation.

Surgeon in blue scrubs doing operation with two assisting.

In the Lab

More Precise Imaging of Prostate Cancer Could Give Insight into Drug Effectiveness

An antibody that targets a protein specific to prostate cells can be used to image prostate cancer more clearly and indicate how well drugs are working.

PET/CT scan of mouse prostate (displayed in green and orange).

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T Cell Attack: Taking Down Cancer with Immunotherapy

MSK physician-scientist Prasad Adusumilli is focused on developing more-effective immunotherapy approaches for treating tumors in the chest.

Cell Therapy and Cell Engineering Facility

Snapshot

Picturing How Cells Communicate

Developmental biologists are studying mouse embryos under the microscope to understand how embryonic cells communicate with one another.

Seven-day old mouse embryo

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New Cancer Imaging Approach Could Enable Better Detection of Pancreatic Tumors

A new radiopharmaceutical for detecting pancreatic cancer is being evaluated in the first-ever clinical trial of this new drug.

Three images of pancreas tumor

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The Inner Light: Nanotechnology Reveals Density of Tumors

MSK nanotechnology researchers have developed an innovative approach for measuring the permeability of living tumors.

Cellular sphere that is purple and lit throughout by yellow-orange light.

In the Lab

Studying Cancer Mysteries Just Beneath the Scales

Hail to the zebrafish. MSK scientists are using a small fish to answer some big questions about cancer.

Pictured: Casper zebrafish

In the Clinic

Imaging Technology Enables Doctors to Analyze Low-Grade Glioma

A noninvasive scanning technique is giving doctors the ability to assess brain tumors for genetic abnormalities without putting patients through the rigors of a brain biopsy.

Brain MRI images

In the Clinic

Hyperpolarized MRI: A New Tool to Assess Treatment Response within Days

MSK researchers are evaluating a powerful new tool called hyperpolarized MRI, which could allow doctors to get a read on a tumor’s response to treatment quickly.

Hyperpolarized MRI