On Cancer


13 Blog posts found

In the Clinic

Experimental Cancer Drug Developed at MSK Leads to New Approach for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

A family of drugs developed at MSK targets disrupted processes in cells in diseases related to aging.

Chemical biologist Gabriela Chiosis in a laboratory

In Brief

Scientists Identify How Gene Mutation Drives a Deadly Childhood Cancer

Synovial sarcoma is an aggressive cancer primarily affecting children and young adults. A new study gets to the bottom of it.

Illustration of girl standing in front of charging bull

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

In the Lab

Special Delivery: Nano-Size Particles Carry Personalized Medicines to Cancer’s Doorstep

Using computer intelligence, scientists are building drug-loaded nanoparticles that deliver a knockout blow to cancer.

MSK chemist Daniel Heller with models of his nanoparticles

In the Clinic

Chemotherapy-Immunotherapy Combination Aims to Knock Out Melanoma with a One-Two Punch

A new approach for treating melanoma combines the immunotherapy drug ipilimumab with chemotherapy that treats only the area affected by cancer.

Jedd Wolchok and Charlotte Ariyan in the lab

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

Scientists Create First-of-Its-Kind Metabolic Road Map of Cancer

The online resource will serve as a benchmark for researchers studying metabolism and cancer.

abstract red and blue lines suggestive of metabolic pathways

In the Lab

Deciphering How Membrane Enzymes Work, with a Little Help from Beetles

The atomic structure of an elusive type of membrane protein has finally been solved by scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute.

A gray blob marked RAS linked to colorful rods marked ICMT

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

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