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In the Lab

Therapies that Target mTOR May Enable Some Cancer Cells to Grow

Research into the mTOR pathway is beginning to to explain why some targeted therapies don’t work as well as expected against certain types of cancer.

Cancer biologist Wilhelm Palm

Q & A

Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Active Surveillance May Be the Best Choice

A new MSK program allows most patients with papillary thyroid cancer to avoid surgery by closely monitoring tumor growth.

Female doctor examining woman’s thyroid area (throat).

Feature

Sloan Kettering Institute Marks 70 Years of Changing Cancer

The research arm of Memorial Sloan Kettering was established to apply industrial techniques to the study of cancer.

In the Clinic

The Truth behind Three Natural Cancer “Cures”

The wide variety of claims about alternative “cures” for cancer can be quite convincing. Find out what science has to say about these alleged treatments.

A small pile of cannabis leaves is surrounded by several medicine droppers.

In the Clinic

Clinical Trial Shows Promise of “Basket Studies” for Cancer Drugs

An international clinical trial demonstrates that a drug focused on a single genetic mutation can be effective across multiple cancer types.

Graphic image. On the left side, six groups of human icons, each representing different type of cancer, some in each group with a white dot in middle of body. On the right side, image of basket filled with human icons containing white dots.

In the Lab

New Chemical Biology Program Brings Power of Chemistry to Biomedical Research

A new Sloan Kettering Institute program will enhance the use of chemical principles to investigate biological processes.

Test tubes and glass vials and beakers sit on a desk in a laboratory.

In the Lab

The Shape of Things to Come

Three-dimensional printing is showing promise for the development of many tools to help cancer patients.

Finding

Scientists Link Gene to Inherited Form of Childhood Leukemia

Researchers have found that some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children may be linked to an inherited gene mutation.

Child hand with IV holding adult hand.

In the Lab

Scientists Find Promising Target for Better Pain Drugs

Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have discovered how new analgesic medications work without the downsides of traditional opioid painkillers.

Four scrabble tiles spelling out pain surrounded by numerous white pills (round and oblong) representing painkillers.

In the Lab

A Curious Inheritance: Studying How DNA Changes Pass from One Cell Generation to the Next

Molecular biology and the field of epigenetics are revealing clues about how DNA modification patterns determine which genes are expressed, or used to make protein.

Iestyn Whitehouse