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In the Lab

The Enemy’s Telltale Mark: Researchers Find Novel Way Body Defends against Harmful Bacteria

MSK researchers discover that the body senses and attacks harmful bacteria indirectly after the pathogens cause stress within the cells.

Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Q&A

Clearing Up Myths and Misconceptions about Clinical Trials

Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini demystifies common misconceptions surrounding clinical trials.

Giving

Directed Blood Donations: A Gift to Cancer Patients

For family and friends looking to contribute in any way they can, giving blood on behalf of a particular patient can be a great help.

Decoder

What Is Epigenetics?

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab explains epigenetics, a growing field based on the study of genetic changes that are not part of the DNA code, and how it relates to cancer.

DNA wrapped around histones

Support

10 Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering social workers Meredith Cammarata and Liz Blackler give advice to anyone who wants to offer support to someone they know with cancer.

Three friends

In the Lab

Molecular Studies Provide New Clues about Rare Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Genetic analysis reveals biomarkers and possible drug targets for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors.

Pictured: Ping Chi

In the News

Memorial Sloan Kettering Doctors’ Stance on the High Cost of Cancer Drugs Featured on 60 Minutes

Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians Leonard Saltz and Peter Bach led a discussion about the unsustainable rise in the cost of cancer drugs on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Pictured: Leonard Saltz & Peter Bach

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Expands in Westchester with New Facility

MSK’s newest facility, in West Harrison, offers residents of Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the Hudson Valley convenient access to top MSK specialists and unparalleled cancer care.

Pictured: MSK West Harrison

SUPPORT

Long-Term Isolation Poses Special Challenges after Stem Cell Transplantation

For people undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplants, being isolated from friends, family, and everyday life can make recovery more difficult.

Pictured: Robin Roberts & Tonya Samuel

In the Lab

Researchers Uncover Potential Target for “Undruggable” Form of Liver Cancer

In taking a new approach to finding treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma, MSK scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for this highly aggressive cancer.

Pictured: Scott Lowe