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In the Lab

This Newly Discovered Organelle Is Fierce

It’s not every day that scientists discover a new part of the cell. Two biologists from the Sloan Kettering Institute just did.

3D organelle

Feature

Three Things People with Diabetes Should Know about Pancreatic Cancer Risk

People with diabetes can face an elevated risk of pancreatic cancer. Two MSK specialists discuss the relationship between diabetes and cancer, put the risk in perspective, and discuss how to manage it.

Doctor pricks finger of patient with diabetes

Education

MSK Holds Diversity Recruitment Event for Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

Women and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in science. Memorial Sloan Kettering is working to change that.

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In The Clinic

New Framework for Categorizing Inherited Cancer Genes Will Have Wide-Ranging Impact

MSK clinical geneticist discusses new guidelines for determining which genetic changes suggest an increased cancer risk.

Illustration of DNA gel overlaid with silhouettes of people

Q & A

What Women Should Know about Breast Density and Cancer Risk

In this Q&A, MSK radiologist Sandra Brennan discusses what is known about the link between breast density and cancer risk.

Sandra Brennan with a patient

Finding

Adding Low-Dose Radiation Could Make CAR T Therapy More Effective, Study Finds

The treatment combination appears to boost chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells’ ability to kill cancer cells in solid tumors.

Blue cancer cell with a target on it

Q & A

Reflecting on 15 Years of Leadership: An Interview with Outgoing GSK Dean Ken Marians

Meet the man who helped make the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences a reality.

Kenneth Marians and Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Q & A

Why I Run Marathons for Cancer Research: One Physician-Scientist Shares His Story

Learn about Marcel van den Brink, Head of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies, who has run over a dozen marathons to raise money for cancer research at MSK.

Physician-scientist Marcel van den Brink running the 2008 New York City marathon

In the Clinic

Radiation Greatly Reduces Risk of Recurrence for Women with DCIS, a Type of Noninvasive Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy after surgery can sharply reduce the chance that certain low-risk breast cancers will return.

Melissa Zinovoy, right, and chief radiation therapist Beeban Natt

In the Clinic

New Study Shows Immunotherapy and Chemo Combination Extends Survival for People with Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancer

MSK experts comment on a new international study that looked at combination therapy for triple-negative breast cancer.

Elizabeth Comen with a patient