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MSK Heroes

From Controversy to Consensus: How Charlotte Friend Changed Cancer Biology

In honor of Women's History Month, meet the scientific hero who shook up cancer research with her unusual findings.

Microbiologist Charlotte Friend

MSK Heroes

Meet Ora Rosen, Who Solved Insulin’s Secrets and Galvanized Molecular Biology

In honor of Women's History Month, meet the scientific hero who helped build MSK's molecular biology program.

Ora Rosen

MSK Heroes

Scientist Turned Activist: How Mathilde Krim Made an Impact on the AIDS Epidemic

In honor of Women's History Month, meet the scientific hero who helped raise money and awareness for AIDS research.

Mathilde Krim

In The Lab

Starving Cancer Stem Cells Could Be the Trick to Treating Glioblastoma, Study Finds

MSK researchers have identified a compound that kills glioblastoma cells using a mechanism that’s completely different from earlier treatments.

Enhanced MRI of a glioblastoma

In the Lab

CAR T Cells Get an Invisibility Cloak

Research is focusing on ways to help cancer-fighting immune cells stick around longer, boosting their effectiveness.

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In the Lab

MSK Scientists Fine-Tune CAR T Cells to Improve Their Performance

The updated versions can survive longer in the body while still packing a punch against cancer.

Illustration of mechanical arms altering a cell

In the Lab

The Immune System Can Fight Cancer. So Why Doesn’t It?

New research from scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute helps explain how growing tumors escape our immune defenses.

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