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In the Clinic

What’s the Best Way to Screen for Breast Cancer? Abbreviated MRI Beats 3-D Mammography, but Research Is Ongoing

Experts at MSK are exploring more-advanced screening techniques with the goal of detecting breast cancer earlier.

A woman receives a mammogram, and two technicians help her.

In the Lab

Researchers Discover Stem Cells That May Drive Aggressive Behavior in Glioblastoma

Researchers have discovered uncanny similarities between cells found in brain tumors and a type of stem cell that’s important for building the brain during fetal development.

black and white image of cells under a microscope

In the Lab

What’s Next in Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer? New Immune Cell Type May Be Key

Researchers find a potential new route to making immunotherapy work better in pancreatic cancers and possibly others.

Illustration of T cells (orange) attacking a cancer cell (yellow).

Ask the Expert

Five Myths About the Flu Shot

MSK infectious disease specialist Monika Shah debunks common myths about the flu shot.

Doctor rubbing down patient's arm with alcohol swab

Q&A

Staying Heart-Healthy during and after Cancer Treatment

Learn how MSK works to keep people with cancer heart healthy.

Female doctor holds stethoscope to red toy heart

In the Lab

Shape-Shifting Stem Cells Are Key to Cancer Metastasis and Immune Evasion

By assuming primitive regenerative identities, cancer cells gain the adaptability they need to establish tumors in new parts of the body.

An illustration of lung develop alongside tumor evolution

Feature

A Decade of Progress in Cancer Care, and What’s Next

Advances in diagnosis and treatment, especially those made over the past ten years, have played a significant role in the decline in cancer deaths. Learn about those advances — and what to expect in the next ten years.

A female nurse talks with a female patient, who is sitting in an exam chair

Finding

Cancers Caused by HPV Respond Better to Treatment — a New Study Helps Explain Why

According to Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists, it has to do with what the virus does to a cell’s DNA repair machinery.

The human papillomavirus (HPV)

Finding

Unique Genetic Change Found in Rare Ovarian Tumor Could Spare Patients from Unnecessary Treatment

The research focused on sclerosing stromal tumor, a rare, benign ovarian tumor that is not cancer but can be misdiagnosed as cancer.

Investigators Lea Moukarzel, Kimberly Dessources, Britta Weigelt, and Sarah Kim in the lab.

Feature

For People with a Rare Mouth Cancer, a Targeted Drug Can Be Lifesaving

The drug targets a protein called HER2 found on some salivary gland tumors.

Albert Kuchler discussing his treatment results with MSK oncologist Bob Li at a recent clinic visit.