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In the Lab

Nanoparticles Help Drugs Target Head and Neck Cancers with Reduced Side Effects

Researchers devised a novel method to ferry drugs to head and neck cancers using nanoparticles that naturally stick to a protein in tumor blood vessels.

Medical illustration of nanoparticle spheres attacking cancer cell, which is beginning to disintegrate.

In the Lab

Step by Step: Stem Cell Approach Provides New Models for Studying How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Progresses

A new laboratory tool will allow researchers to study the progression from normal cells to myelodysplastic syndromes to an aggressive type of leukemia.

Histology images of stem cells and AML cells

In the Lab

Connecting the Dots: Stem Cells Provide Valuable Tool for Linking Genes and Disease

Researchers are using pluripotent stem cells to create models of diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic beta cells

In the Lab

Could a Topical Cream Prevent Lymphedema? Study in Mice Suggests Yes

By blocking a source of inflammation in the skin, it may be possible to prevent or treat this debilitating cancer complication.

In the Lab

Scientists Home in on Treatment Advance for Chemotherapy-Resistant Small Cell Lung Cancer

An epigenetic mechanism may make small cell lung cancer vulnerable to a new kind of attack.

MSK scientists Charles Rudin and John Poirier

In the Lab

Forensic Techniques Enable Study of Individual Breast Cancer Cells from MSK’s Archives

Analysis of long-preserved single cells on pathology slides aims to provide new clues about the genes that make breast cancer more aggressive.

Pathology slide showing DCIS and invasive cancer

Feature

With MSK Leading the Way, Precision Medicine Links Lab Research to Patient Care

Therapies that target genetic alterations in tumors are showing promise for many cancer patients, but challenges in developing these new treatments remain.

Finding

Study Highlights Workplace Difficulties Some Women Face During Cancer Treatment

Discover the role of the work environment in the life and career of an employee with cancer.

Woman giving presentation at work

Support

When Breath Becomes Air: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Reflects on How Cancer Changed Her Family’s Life

Read a Q & A with Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote When Breath Becomes Air.

Lucy Kalanithi gestures while speaking. Physicians in white lab coats look on.

Feature

Stemming the Tide: A Promising Target for Treating Some Blood Cancers

Learn about a potential new strategy for treating people with blood cancers that targets a protein on cancer stem cells.

Blue sphere (stem cell) with green dots scattered around the surface