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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

Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

An immunotherapy drug might be an effective initial treatment for people with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

Dermatologist examining skin on the face of older man.

Q & A

Nutrition and Cancer: 6 Frequently Asked Questions

Nutrition plays an important role in the lives of those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Learn about how treatment can affect what you eat.

Person cooking food in a pan

Feature

The New Age of Colorectal Cancer: People under 50

Doctors are troubled by a puzzling spike in colorectal cancer among people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. A new MSK effort aims to help them cope — and find out what’s going on.

MSK colorectal cancer patient Katie Rich with her familly

Feature

How MSK Is Making Surgery Less Scary for Kids

Learn about a hospital-wide program that empowers children before they undergo surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK child-life therapist Maria Martin

Q & A

New Classification System Will Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumors

There are more than 100 subtypes of brain tumors, making them a challenge to accurately diagnose. Now researchers have figured out a way to reliably distinguish them.

Hand points to brain scan

Q & A

New Approach Might Prevent Ovarian Cancer by Targeting the Fallopian Tubes

Research suggests that most ovarian cancer starts in the fallopian tubes. This finding offers potential strategies for early detection and prevention.

Gynecologic surgeon Kara Long Roche in green scrubs with two team members

In the Clinic

Getting the Most from Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs

Bladder cancer is more likely to respond to immunotherapy drugs if the tumors carry mutations in DNA repair genes.

Colored transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a bladder cancer cell stained orange. The cell is large and has many nuclei (purple).

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 Clinic

New MSK Initiative Focuses on the Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer

Because cancer is more treatable when it’s caught early, MSK’s new Precision Interception and Prevention initiative focuses on early detection.

Illustration of a female doctor touching a strand of DNA