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In the News

Former MSK Immunologist James Allison Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Allison is being honored for discovering how to take the brakes off cancer-fighting immune cells.

James Allison

In the Lab

Putting the STING in Immunotherapy: Research Focuses on Ways to Improve Cancer Treatments

Researchers are looking for ways to make cancer cells more visible to the immune system.

Different viewpoints of the STING pathway

Feature

Meet the Unsung Immune Cell that Could Change Immunotherapy

A lesser-known immune cell is suddenly getting more attention in the field of cancer immunology.

NK cells attacking

In the Lab

One by One: Single-Cell Analysis Helps Map the Cancer Landscape

Sloan Kettering Institute investigators are taking important steps toward being able to identify all the cell types in tumors. With this information, they can figure out how the cells work together.

MSK computational biologist Dana Pe'er

Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.

In the Lab

Study Identifies New Way to Combat a Serious CAR T Cell Therapy Side Effect

By uncovering the root cause of cytokine release syndrome, MSK researchers have found a way to stop it.

An illustration showing the process of CAR T cell therapy

In the Lab

Neutrophil Recruitment — What's Damage Got to Do with It?

Immune cells called neutrophils are the first responders to sites of infection. A new study probes what gets them there.

Wounding a zebrafish tail fin triggers a wave of calcium that signals damage and recruits neutrophils

In Brief

Gut Microbes Help Feed a Regrowing Immune System after Bone Marrow Transplant

A study conducted in mice suggests the value of healthy gut flora in people receiving a bone marrow transplant.

side-by-side bone marrow slides showing different levels of immune cell growth

In the Clinic

Longest-Running CAR T Trial Shows Which Patients Benefit Most, Have Fewest Side Effects

For adults with chemotherapy-resistant leukemia, CAR T cell therapy can be a lifesaving treatment option. New results suggest how to make it safer.

Medical oncologist Jae Park

In the Lab

New Hope for Repairing a Damaged or Aging Immune System

Scientists have uncovered a molecule that, in mice, can promote the regeneration of the thymus, where T cells develop.

Three-dimensional reconstruction of the blood vessels in a mouse thymus using light-sheet fluorescent microscopy