Recent MSK Discoveries & Advances

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Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers are relentlessly exploring every aspect of cancer — from basic investigations of cells and molecules to clinical trials of new treatments and population-wide studies of the disease. While our core mission is to translate this knowledge into new strategies to control cancer, many of our investigators are also making scientific progress against other diseases and conditions.

Below are some examples of discoveries and advances that recently were made in our laboratories and clinics, and featured in our blog, On Cancer.

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In the Clinic

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against HER2-Positive Breast Cancer That Stops Responding to Other Drugs

MSK medical oncologist Shanu Modi is the lead author of a new paper detailing the results from a phase II trial of a breast cancer drug called trastuzumab deruxtecan or DS-8201a. Results from this study were also presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Illustration of breast cancer cell

Finding

Many Mutations Detected in Liquid Biopsy Tests Do Not Come from Cancer Cells, an MSK Study Finds

The new findings suggest the need for caution when interpreting the results from these tests.

Pedram Razavi, Jorge Reis-Filho, and Bob Li

In the Lab

One at a Time: New Tool Can Detect Genetic Changes in Thousands of Single Cancer Cells

Developed by scientists at MSK and the University of British Columbia/BC Cancer, the platform provides the deepest look yet into tumor evolution.

DLP+ in action

Announcement

Three Scientists Are Named Winners of the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering has named three winners of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, an award that recognizes promising investigators.

Nathanael Gray, Joshua Mendell, and Christopher Vakoc

In the Lab

Newly Discovered Immune Cell Subtypes Could Shake Up Immunotherapy

Dendritic cells, the guards of the immune system, have a previously unrecognized division of labor.

a colorful dendritic cell

In the Clinic

6 Breakthroughs That Are Changing Chemotherapy for People with Breast Cancer

Discover some of the latest innovations in chemotherapy for breast cancer.

MSK patient receiving chemotherapy

In the Lab

Targeting Errors in How Proteins Are Made Is a Promising Approach for Cancer Treatment

MSK studies look at the role of RNA splicing factors in acute myeloid leukemia and melanoma.

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab in his lab.

In the Lab

Scientists Create the First Human-Tumor-Derived Model for Studying Rectal Cancer

Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have created a model of rectal cancer using human-tumor-derived organoids.

Blue cells on a black background

Finding

Research Points to a Potential New Approach for Treating Anemia

A class of drugs originally developed to treat certain neurological disorders appears to boost the production of red blood cells.

Red blood cells