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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.

Finding

Cancer Cells Eat Fat to Grow and Spread

Research conducted in zebrafish shows that melanoma cells have an affinity for fat, and that eating it makes them more aggressive.

Large cells filled with yellow-colored fat

Q & A

Prostate Cancer Surgery: What You Should Know

Learn why surgery remains a very effective treatment for most prostate cancers.

Urology Service Chief James Eastham talks to a patient

Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.

Q & A

Meet Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Expert Anthony Mato

Meet hematologic oncologist Anthony Mato and learn why people who have been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia should come to MSK.

Hematologic oncologist Anthony Mato

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.

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Honors

Pediatric Leukemia Researcher Melvyn Greaves Awarded The Society Prize at the Annual GSK Convocation

Childhood leukemia expert Melvyn Greaves received The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Prize at the 2018 Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK) commencement.

Andrew Kung with pediatric leukemia researcher Melvyn Greaves

In the Lab

Scientists Pinpoint a New Cause of Resistance to EGFR-Targeting Drugs

Multiple copies of a gene called YES1 appear to be responsible for certain precision drugs losing their effectiveness.

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Finding

Gene Mutations in the Blood Can Complicate Findings from Tumor Sequencing

A blood condition related to aging can lead to misinterpreting tumor data.

Bioinformatician Ahmet Zehir stands at a whiteboard

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