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In the Lab

Holding On and Hiding Out: How Cancer Cells Spread to the Brain and Thrive

Researchers have gained new understanding of how tumors metastasize by studying the behavior of exceptional breast and lung cancer cells that are capable of entering the brain and surviving there.

Pictured: Cancer cell on blood vessel

Honor

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Expertise Stands Out at Transplant Meeting

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s leadership in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation is on full display at the 2014 BMT Tandem Meeting.

Pictured: Sergio Giralt

Cancer Guide

New Information about Diagnosing and Treating Liver Cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Thanks to recent treatment advances, many people diagnosed with liver cancer today can expect to survive the disease. But experience counts.

Pictured: William Jarnagin

Ask the Expert

Why Am I Hearing So Much About CyberKnife?

CyberKnife is a brand name for one of several available devices that deliver intense doses of radiation with very high accuracy.

Pictured: Abraham Wu

In the Clinic

New Trial Advances Cell-Based Immune Therapy for Certain Leukemias

A new study evaluating a cell-based immune therapy to treat an aggressive type of leukemia — the largest study of its kind to date — reports that 88 percent of patients responded to the treatment.

Pictured: Renier Brentjens, Isabelle Rivière & Michel Sadelain

At Work: Physician-in-Chief José Baselga

Memorial Hospital’s Physician-in-Chief José Baselga talks about highlights from 2013 and the future of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s clinical enterprise.

Pictured: José Baselga

Feature

Cycle for Survival — Pedaling for Research into Rare Cancers

Cycle for Survival, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s nationwide indoor team cycling event, helps support research into rare cancers. Three researchers discuss how these funds benefit their research.

Pictured: Diane Reidy

The Past, Present, and Future: Research and Treatment Advances in Pediatric Cancers

Pediatric oncologist Paul Meyers gives us a snapshot of where treatment for childhood cancers has been – and the promising directions it’s taking in the future.

Pictured: Paul Meyers & Kamirah M.

Profile

At Work: Neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar

Viviane Tabar performs complex surgeries for patients with brain tumors and, outside the operating room, focuses on the relationship between stem cells and brain cancers.

Pictured: Vivian Tabar

Q&A

The Future of Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast cancer surgeon Monica Morrow discusses how surgery for breast cancer is evolving in the modern era of more-effective drug therapy.