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In the Lab

Surprising Discovery Connects Rare Vascular Disease to Cancer Gene

Researchers found that a common cancer gene called PIK3CA also causes the condition venous malformation. Their discovery has already pointed the way to targeted therapies for this rare and painful condition that affects one in 10,000 people.

scan of mouse blood vessel

In the Lab

Stealth Mode: How Metastatic Cancer Cells Evade Detection by the Immune System

Cancer cells have a sneaky ability to hide out in the body for years at a time. MSK scientists are looking for ways to flush them out.

a sneaky man on a sneaky mission


Cancer Patients Find Support through MSK's Teen and Young Adult Program

At any given time, close to 700 teenagers and young adults are in active treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering. On March 18, MSK opened a hip new space dubbed the Lounge as part of the newly launched Teen and Young Adult Program designed to give these young patients the support they need during a turbulent time.

In the Lab

New Lung Cancer Therapy May Target Previously Untreatable Tumors

Researchers are developing uses for a drug that could benefit many people with lung cancer.

Colored x-ray of lung cancer

In the Lab

Rapid Results: MSK Researchers Link Genetic Mutation to Rare Bladder Cancer

MSK researchers have identified a genetic mutation that plays a central role in a rare, aggressive form of bladder cancer called plasmacytoid variant carcinoma.

David Solit

In the Lab

In the Fight against Cancer, the Immune System Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

The immune system is a powerful tool for fighting cancer — sometimes too powerful.

photo of Foxo1 protein stained in regulatory T cells

In the News

New Ovarian Cancer Report Calls for Better Early Screening

A new report says that ovarian cancer research is improving, but more needs to be done, especially with regards to screening at an early stage. Also, where patients receive care makes a big difference in their outcome.

Gynecologic oncologist Douglas Levine

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


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.


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