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In the Clinic

CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Passes Early Milestone

Preliminary results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.

Immunofluorescence staining of human lung cancer showing mesothelin (pink) on cancer cells and human T cells (green).

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

A Precision Strike to Treat Prostate Cancer

An antibody that targets a prostate cell protein shows potential for designing safer, more effective prostate cancer therapies.

Graphic of antibody binding to a protein

Roundup

Highlights from MSK at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Meeting

Read up on the latest developments in several key areas of cancer research, including genomic mapping, disease modeling through CRISPR, CAR T therapy, and cancer stem cells.

Sign for AACR scientific meeting featuring collage of images

In Brief

Can You Hear Me Now? Scientists Find Nanoparticles Have a Language of Their Own

Nanoparticles were thought of a silent partner in imaging technologies. They’re now being recognized as an important source of subatomic chatter.

MSK light bright image

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

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