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In the Lab

Scientists Find Promising Target for Better Pain Drugs

Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have discovered how new analgesic medications work without the downsides of traditional opioid painkillers.

Four scrabble tiles spelling out pain surrounded by numerous white pills (round and oblong) representing painkillers.

In the Lab

A Curious Inheritance: Studying How DNA Changes Pass from One Cell Generation to the Next

Molecular biology and the field of epigenetics are revealing clues about how DNA modification patterns determine which genes are expressed, or used to make protein.

Iestyn Whitehouse

In the Clinic

Experimental Drug Targets Rare Joint Disorder

A new targeted therapy is showing promise in treating tenosynovial giant-cell tumor, a joint disease also known as pigmented villonodular synovitis.

MRI image of a tumor behind the knee.


Coping with Pain after Breast Cancer Surgery

Nearly half of all women experience pain or physical limitations after breast cancer surgery, known as postmastectomy reconstruction syndrome, but help is available.

A patient does strength-training exercises as a physical therapist looks on.

In the Lab

Discovery Could Boost New Therapies for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Researchers have discovered a way to potentially make drugs more effective at treating certain blood cancers.

Illustration of normal blood cells (red discs) along with cancer cells (black spheres) floating through a blood vessel.


A Field in Motion: Fighting Cancer with Exercise

Exercise as a cancer treatment? Too good to be true? Perhaps not. Exercise scientist Lee Jones is teasing out the answer to this and other questions. Here, he talks to us about his work.


Picturing the Body’s Immune Response

Cell biologist Philipp Niethammer discusses what the zebrafish can teach us about how the body heals.

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.


New MSK Center Pioneers the Future of Outpatient Cancer Surgery

Learn how MSK will advance outpatient cancer surgery in a new state-of-the-art facility, enabling patients to return quickly to the comfort of their homes.

Josie Robertson Surgery Center Exterior


Honoring the Joys — and Trials — of Life after Cancer

MSK cancer survivors came together to tell their stories, applaud their success, and offer hope for the future.

Jennifer Arnold