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In the Clinic

Study Shows Liquid Biopsy Is Accurate for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment Choice

Detecting a protein in a blood sample could help doctors make treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients.

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Finding

Findings from Two Patients Shed New Light on Drug Resistance in AML

A team at MSK has discovered a previously unknown type of resistance to a new leukemia drug.

Leukemia cells

Feature

New Bladder Preservation Approach Could Help MSK Patients Avoid Major Surgery

MSK researchers are investigating a new way that people with bladder cancer can avoid bladder removal.

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Feature

What Is Epigenetics, and Why Is Everyone Talking about It?

Epigenetics is frequently in the news, but there's lots of confusion about just what it entails.

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Q & A

Prostate Cancer Surgery: What You Should Know

Learn why surgery remains a very effective treatment for most prostate cancers.

Urology Service Chief James Eastham talks to a patient

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.

Q & A

Meet Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Expert Anthony Mato

Meet hematologic oncologist Anthony Mato and learn why people who have been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia should come to MSK.

Hematologic oncologist Anthony Mato

In the Lab

Scientists Pinpoint a New Cause of Resistance to EGFR-Targeting Drugs

Multiple copies of a gene called YES1 appear to be responsible for certain precision drugs losing their effectiveness.

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Finding

Gene Mutations in the Blood Can Complicate Findings from Tumor Sequencing

A blood condition related to aging can lead to misinterpreting tumor data.

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Roundup

Highlights from ASCO 2018: Immunotherapy for Endometrial Cancer, Benefits of Exercise, and Promising New Targeted Drugs

Couldn't make it to the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting this year? Read this summary of some main takeaways.

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