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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 Clinic

An Unlikely Treatment for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Prostate Cancer Drugs

Doctors are developing treatment strategies that target the androgen receptor, which is found in many triple-negative breast cancers.

A yellow molecular model of the androgen receptor on brown background

In the Clinic

MSK Opens New Clinic to Monitor People with a Genetic Risk for Developing Blood Cancer

MSK's new clinic will focus on clonal hematopoiesis, a condition related to aging that increases the risk of developing certain blood cancers.

Physician-scientist Ross Levine in a white lab coat

Q & A

What Is Telemedicine and How Can It Help People with Cancer?

Meet Christian Otto, MSK’s Director of Teleoncology, who was most recently a senior scientist at NASA.

MSK’s Director of Teleoncology Christian Otto

In the News

Advances in Multiple Myeloma, Lymphoma, and Histiocytosis among Results Presented at 2017 ASH Meeting

The 2017 American Society of Hematology meeting featured news on promising advances in the treatment of blood cancers.

A crowd at the meeting of the American Society for Hematology

In the News

Year in Review: The Science and Technology that Shaped Cancer Care in 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, take a look back at the scientific discoveries that deepened our understanding of cancer in the past year.

Gears with 2016 and 2017

In the Clinic

What Is Metastatic Cancer? Answers to Six Common Questions

Learn about MSK’s approach to treating cancer that has spread from the original tumor to other parts of the body.

A color image of a liver with metastatic tumors

Announcement

FDA Authorizes MSK-IMPACT Test for Analyzing Patient Tumors

The test, developed at MSK, looks for alterations in 468 genes that are seen in both common and rare cancers.

Gloved hand and magnifying glass on banded DNA sequences

Finding

Why Do Some People Beat the Odds against Pancreatic Cancer?

Scientists think they now understand why some people with pancreatic cancer survive for many years. Hint: It involves the immune system.

An illustration of the human pancreas