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Feature

New Imaging Technique Provides Snapshot of Brain Tumor Activity

A new imaging approach could shorten the time needed to determine whether a brain tumor treatment is working.

Side-by-side images of brain MRIs.

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.

Pink, blue, green, and white blob on black background

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

In the Clinic

Drug Delivery Approach Shows Promise for Treating Deadly Brain Tumor in Children

A new drug delivery method could improve treatment of a lethal pediatric brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

Illustration of brain in green with pons area highlighted in orange.

Feature

Meet This Year's Stop & Shop Ambassadors for Pediatric Cancer Research

Meet the four young ambassadors featured in the annual Stop & Shop campaign to fundraise for the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Young girl wearing pink sits with her mother

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.

Crowded hall with ASCO signage

Q & A

Some Women with Early Breast Cancer May Not Need Chemotherapy, Study Says

Learn about the results of a trial showing that women with intermediate-risk breast cancer may not need chemotherapy.

medical oncologist Larry Norton

Finding

Genomic Marker Is Associated with Lynch Syndrome, a Hereditary Cancer Condition, Across Many Different Cancers

Tumors with a biomarker called high microsatellite instability have been linked to inherited cancer mutations.

Zsofia Stadler presents at the ASCO meeting

Finding

Targeted Therapy Slows Growth of Most Common Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

A clinical trial provides evidence that blocking a protein called PI3K can be an effective treatment strategy for breast cancer.

MSK Physician-in-Chief José Baselga presents at the ASCO meeting