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In the Lab

Y Cancer? New Research Initiative Focuses on the Role of Genes Found on the Male Chromosome

A team from MSK is undertaking new research to study the genes found on the Y chromosome and their role in cancer.

Colorful illustration of X and Y chromosome

In the Lab

What Was MSK’s Role in TCGA, the Groundbreaking Cancer Genomic Study?

The multicenter project, which yielded dozens of scientific papers on more than 30 different kinds of cancer, has officially drawn to a close.

Illustration of DNA base pairs

In the Lab

A Study of Rare Tumors Uncovers the Presence of Tumor-Suppressing Genes

Studying the genes of granular cell tumors has revealed a previously unknown process through which cells can turn cancerous.

Black-and-white microscopic image of cell from human granular cell tumor

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

Science Byte

Blocking Enzymes That Signal DNA Damage Could Be a Treatment Strategy for Childhood Cancers

A new strategy for treating pediatric cancers involves preventing cells from repairing their own DNA.

Graphic of shattered, red, DNA double-helix

in the Lab

Jumping Genes and the Dark Genome: MSK Researchers Gain New Insight into Childhood Cancers

Researchers have discovered a genetic mechanism that may trigger most childhood cancers.

Cartoon illustration of DNA double-helix segment (with arms and legs) “jumping” to from one part of the double-helix to another.

In the Lab

Reaching a Milestone: Researchers Report Results of First 10,000 Patients Analyzed by MSK-IMPACT

Researchers are reporting the first results from MSK’s genomic sequencing test, which analyzes patients’ tumors and helps match them to the best treatment.

Test tube of blood with genetic code in the background