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Q & A

In Good Hands: Meet Hand Sarcoma Surgeon Edward Athanasian

Edward Athanasian discusses the unique challenges of operating on sarcomas and other tumors in the hand.

Hand x ray

Sunrise Day Camp: Where Kids with Cancer — and Their Siblings — Can Be Kids for the Summer

Discover how Sunrise Association Day Camps are transforming summer for children affected by cancer.

MSK patient Zachary Levine

Feature

Meet the Scientists Who Engineer CAR T Cells, a Type of "Living" Immunotherapy

An immunotherapy called CAR T is transforming the treatment of certain cancers. These are the people who make it possible.

MSK cell manufacturing specialist Xiuyan Wang

Finding

Research Advances the Genetic Understanding of Pineoblastoma, a Rare Brain Cancer

The findings will lead to more accurate diagnoses and, potentially, to better treatments.

CT scans of brains

In the Clinic

A Family Discovers an Unexpected Cancer Risk in Their Genes

Two brothers discuss their surprise at being diagnosed with Lynch syndrome.

MSK surgeon José Guillem and patient Elliot Katz

Finding

Double Jeopardy: Gene-Sequencing Test Uncovers New Clues about a Defect Seen in Many Tumors

MSK researchers have found that a genetic state in tumors called whole-genome doubling is connected with worse outcomes for people with cancer.

MSK computational biologist Barry Taylor

In the Lab

Splicing May Be an Effective Target in the Fight against Cancer

New drugs are being developed that target part of the process to make proteins.

MSK physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab

In the Clinic

Six Things to Know about Soft Tissue Sarcoma Recurrence

If you've been treated for soft tissue sarcoma, a recurrence may be a big concern for you. Here's what MSK's sarcoma experts think you should know about the disease coming back.

MSK sarcoma doctor William Tap with a patient

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.

Feature

Meet the Unsung Immune Cell that Could Change Immunotherapy

A lesser-known immune cell is suddenly getting more attention in the field of cancer immunology.

NK cells attacking