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In the Lab

The Dual Life of PTEN: Gene Mutations Contribute to Both Cancer and Birth Defects

MSK investigators have shown that a gene mutation linked to many kinds of cancer can also cause birth defects of the nervous system.

Image of two sets of embryonic cells

Snapshot

The Inner Light: Nanotechnology Reveals Density of Tumors

MSK nanotechnology researchers have developed an innovative approach for measuring the permeability of living tumors.

Cellular sphere that is purple and lit throughout by yellow-orange light.

Advocacy

Out in Front: Scientists and Activists Call for Recognition of LGBT Cancer Risks

How does being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender affect your risk of getting cancer? Good question.

Doctor standing in front of a rainbow flag

Announcement

MSK Celebrates Prestigious Recognition for Nursing Excellence

MSK achieved status as a Magnet®-recognized organization, an esteemed honor for nursing excellence.

Support

Five Tips For Consulting Dr. Google on Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis

Searching for cancer information online has benefits and drawbacks. Here are some tips on how to Google like a pro.

Googling cancer diagnosis and treatment on an iPhone

Support

Dating and Cancer: Deciding When to Get Back Out There and How to Have “the Cancer Talk”

Social worker Barbara Golby gives advice for restoring confidence, setting expectations, and disclosing disease history to cancer patients and survivors looking to jump into the dating scene.

Couple at dinner

In the Clinic

Less Is More: MSK Surgeons Reduce Lymph Node Removal for Endometrial Cancer

A new study validates the effectiveness of sentinel lymph node mapping to guard against cancer spread.

Yellow-green fluorescent dye marking a lymph node among pink tissue in the uterus.

In the lab

Charting Kidney Cancer Metabolism — with an App

A new tool developed by MSK scientists allows users to map metabolic data from kidney cancer tumors.

Screenshots of the “metabologram” tool showing metabolic data.

Q&A

Large Study of Retinoblastoma Survivors Identifies Extent of Medical Conditions Later in Life

The treatment that children receive for retinoblastoma can lead to health problems later in life. A new study documents their frequency and extent.

A child has his eyes examined by an ophthalmic oncologist.

In the Lab

Studying Cancer Mysteries Just Beneath the Scales

Hail to the zebrafish. MSK scientists are using a small fish to answer some big questions about cancer.

Pictured: Casper zebrafish