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Finding

Looking Beyond DNA Defects to Characterize Cancer

Technologies that look only at mutations in DNA may miss other kinds of defects that can occur in cancer cells.

Melanoma cell

In the Lab

Researchers Find Potential Achilles’ Heel for Prostate Cancer and B Cell Lymphoma

Genetic molecules called microRNAs can regulate hundreds of genes. Targeting one microRNA could potentially slow the growth of two forms of cancer.

Laboratory setting, with computer screen of scientific data, beaker, and microscope.

In the Lab

Manipulating a Single Gene Turns Colorectal Cancer Cells Back to Normal

For the first time, scientists have shown that the gene APC, which is mutated in the vast majority of colorectal cancers, might be a promising target for future therapies.

Organoid cell structures fluorescing in blue, green, and purple.

In the Lab

Uncharted Waters: The Making of a New Cancer Drug

A team of scientists is combining sophisticated chemistry and experiments in zebrafish to develop a new cancer drug that shows early potential against melanoma and metastatic breast cancer.

Portrait of a live zebrafish with dark patterning around and above the eyes

In the Lab

Outsmarting Cancer’s Survival Skills

A new study led by MSK investigators reveals how some cancer cells become resistant to targeted treatment and suggests what might be done to stop that from happening.

MSK investigators Joan Massagué and Anna Obenauf

Announcement

Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries

MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.

Christina Leslie and John Petrini

In the Lab

Disorderly DNA: Researchers Simulate a Common Cause of Lung Cancer

MSK scientists have created a mouse model that replicates a subtype of non-small cell lung cancer caused by a chromosomal rearrangement.

Cancer biologist Andrea Ventura

In the Lab

Researchers Uncover Potential Target for “Undruggable” Form of Liver Cancer

In taking a new approach to finding treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma, MSK scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for this highly aggressive cancer.

Pictured: Scott Lowe

In the Lab

Prostate Cancer Organoids Provide New Tool for Evaluating Therapies

Researchers have created tiny structures called organoids from patients’ prostate tumors. These organoids will allow the study of tumors in greater detail and enable correlation of genetic mutations with drug response.

Stained pathology slides of a patient’s tumor (right) and of an organoid made from that tumor (left).