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Former MSK Immunologist James Allison Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Allison is being honored for discovering how to take the brakes off cancer-fighting immune cells.

James Allison

In the Lab

Kratom: What Research Tells Us about This Controversial Supplement for Pain Relief

Learn about kratom, an herbal product that some believe acts as a painkiller and could help those with cancer.

kratom leaves and pill

Feature

Meet the Scientists Who Engineer CAR T Cells, a Type of "Living" Immunotherapy

An immunotherapy called CAR T is transforming the treatment of certain cancers. These are the people who make it possible.

MSK cell manufacturing specialist Xiuyan Wang

Feature

New Imaging Technique Provides Snapshot of Brain Tumor Activity

A new imaging approach could shorten the time needed to determine whether a brain tumor treatment is working.

Side-by-side images of brain MRIs.

Feature

What Is Epigenetics, and Why Is Everyone Talking about It?

Epigenetics is frequently in the news, but there's lots of confusion about just what it entails.

A calico cat

Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.

In Brief

A Precision Strike to Treat Prostate Cancer

An antibody that targets a prostate cell protein shows potential for designing safer, more effective prostate cancer therapies.

Graphic of antibody binding to a protein