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In the Clinic

Interventional Radiology at MSK Regional Sites Offers Patients Minimally Invasive Cancer Care Closer to Home

MSK now offers interventional radiology consultations as well as many procedures at three of its outpatient locations.

CT and PET/CT images of needle biopsy

In the Lab

Study Suggests Ways to Make Bone Marrow Transplants Safer for People with Blood Cancers

A dangerous treatment side effect called graft-versus-host disease may be lessened with genetically engineered immune cells.

Physician-scientists Marcel van den Brink and Michel Sadelain

Science Byte

A Clean Break: Scientists Make Surprising Discoveries about DNA Repair

A study reveals unexpected insights into how cells prepare broken DNA strands to be rejoined, preventing mutations that can cause cancer.

Illustration of DNA with green wrench making adjustments to a nut on the double helix.

Announcement

Stop, Collaborate, and Share Data: AACR Project GENIE Seeks to Advance Cancer Treatment

Eight leading cancer centers are coming together to share genomic sequencing data, in the hope of making faster progress in curing cancer.

Image of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs representing genetic code

Q&A

The Skinny on Fat and Cancer Risk

Scientists are learning how obesity — having too much body fat — increases your chance of developing cancer.

Medical oncologist Neil Iyengar

In the Lab

More Precise Imaging of Prostate Cancer Could Give Insight into Drug Effectiveness

An antibody that targets a protein specific to prostate cells can be used to image prostate cancer more clearly and indicate how well drugs are working.

PET/CT scan of mouse prostate (displayed in green and orange).

Feature

T Is for T Cell: The Science Behind Immunotherapy

By deciphering the biology of T cells, MSK scientists gave immunotherapy a boost.

T cells on the loose.

Q&A

Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep for Breast Cancer Survivors with Hot Flashes? New Study Says Yes

Discover how acupuncture may help improve sleep in women with breast cancer who have hot flashes.

In the Lab

Researchers Gain Insight into How a Drug Fires Up an Immune Response to Cancer

Scientists have learned that a drug activates a form of highly inflammatory programmed cell death called pyroptosis — a discovery that sheds light on immune function.

Image of fireball-type explosion on black background.

In the Clinic

GPS-Type Radiation System Allows Pinpoint Targeting of Lung Cancer

A GPS-type system using tiny markers as beacons is helping make radiation treatment for lung cancer safer and more precise.

Doctor in white coat standing next to treatment table with patient lying on her back underneath radiation devices.