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Q&A

Understanding Jimmy Carter’s Surprise Cancer Turnaround: A Conversation with Jedd Wolchok

Former President Carter’s recent announcement that he is “cancer free” has generated a lot of media attention. Here, we tackle some of the science behind the story.

Former US President Jimmy Carter

In the Clinic

Innovative Research Center Will Explore Hereditary Cancer Genes

MSK’s new Robert and Kate Niehaus Center for Inherited Cancer Genomics is using the latest in gene sequencing technologies to discover the inherited causes of cancer.

Kenneth Offit

Q&A

Immunotherapy Pioneered at MSK Receives FDA Approval for Advanced Kidney Cancer

Thanks to the work of MSK’s Robert Motzer, people with advanced renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer) now have a new immunotherapy option available to them.

Robert J. Motzer

Q&A

A Computational Biologist Explains How Cancer Patient Data Leads to Personalized Medicine

Researcher Barry Taylor discusses the importance of understanding the function of individual mutations found in patients’ tumors.

Barry Taylor sitting at a desk.

Advocacy

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate Skyrockets in NYC with Help from MSK Physician

An NYC initiative to increase screening for colorectal cancer has produced stunning results.

Colonic Adenocarcinoma with H&E Staining

Feature

Nine Things to Be Thankful for at MSK

Our staff and volunteers do much more than care for patients’ medical needs. Here’s a list of some of the many ways we try to make people’s lives better.

Two dogs wearing hats.

In the Lab

Study Provides New Clues about the Diversity of Prostate Cancer Subtypes

A multicenter study led by MSK investigators has found seven subtypes based on their molecular characteristics.

DNA strands

In the Clinic

Five Innovations Helping MSK Transform Outpatient Cancer Surgery in 2016

The Josie Robertson Surgery Center will greatly enhance the way patients experience outpatient cancer surgery.

Two people in surgical scrubs stand in an operating room underneath large light panels and screens with medical information.

Finding

Looking Beyond DNA Defects to Characterize Cancer

Technologies that look only at mutations in DNA may miss other kinds of defects that can occur in cancer cells.

Melanoma cell

In the Lab

Scouting for Metastasis: New Study Uncovers the Role of Exosomes in Cancer’s Spread

MSK researchers have discovered that tumors send out signals to prepare particular organs for metastasis, so cancer cells that spread there can survive and grow.

Electron microscope image of three exosomes, which appear as blue concave discs on light green background.