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In the Lab

Escape Artists: Cancer Cells Mimic Immune Cell Activity to Spread

Researchers have discovered that cancer cells may hijack an immune response to spread from a primary tumor to distant organs.

Illustration of cells with blue nuclei that have green DNA bits floating in the cytoplasm

In the Lab

When Cancer Spreads: Research Focuses on Better Ways to Treat Metastasis

MSK investigators are learning how cancer cells escape from the original tumor and hide out in the body. Their goal is to prevent metastatic tumors from forming.

Sloan Kettering Institute Director Joan Massagué with laboratory member Karuna Ganesh

Q & A

What Evolution Can Tell Us about How Cancer Spreads

Meet Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, a physician-scientist who studies cancer metastasis and is collaborating on genetics research with scientists at the American Museum of Natural History.

MSK pathologist Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue

In the Lab

Research Reveals How Sleeping Cancer Cells Wake Up

MSK investigators are studying how dormant cancer cells can become reactivated after remaining hidden in the body for years.

A micrograph image of breast cancer cells.

Finding

A Missing Link Revealed: Researchers Gain Insight into Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

Researchers find an epigenetic role in how breast cancer tumors develop resistance to treatment.

Illustration of breast encompassing blue normal cells and red cancer cells.

Finding

Two Studies Shed Light on Genetics of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

New research of metastatic pancreatic cancer has shown that the same mutations are involved in driving both the primary tumor and the metastases.

A pancreatic cancer cell

In the Lab

Stealth Mode: How Metastatic Cancer Cells Evade Detection by the Immune System

Cancer cells have a sneaky ability to hide out in the body for years at a time. MSK scientists are looking for ways to flush them out.

a sneaky man on a sneaky mission

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

Q&A

Liquid Biopsy Shows Promise for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new blood test may help doctors decide which treatment would be best for prostate cancer patients.

Microscopic image of stained cells, six blue and one red.

In the Lab

Scouting for Metastasis: New Study Uncovers the Role of Exosomes in Cancer’s Spread

MSK researchers have discovered that tumors send out signals to prepare particular organs for metastasis, so cancer cells that spread there can survive and grow.

Electron microscope image of three exosomes, which appear as blue concave discs on light green background.