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Recent MSK Discoveries & Advances

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

CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Passes Early Milestone

Preliminary results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.

Immunofluorescence staining of human lung cancer showing mesothelin (pink) on cancer cells and human T cells (green).

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

Roundup

Highlights from MSK at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Meeting

Read up on the latest developments in several key areas of cancer research, including genomic mapping, disease modeling through CRISPR, CAR T therapy, and cancer stem cells.

Sign for AACR scientific meeting featuring collage of images

In the Clinic

Immunotherapy Combination Is Better than Chemotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

MSK’s Matthew Hellmann led an international, phase III trial looking at the combination of immunotherapy drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab.

MSK medical oncologist Matthew Hellmann

Q & A

Certain Birth Defects May Raise Risk of Childhood Cancers

Find out what parents should know about a new study linking birth defects and cancer risk.

child with cancer looking up

Feature

What Is Your Microbiome? And Three Things That Could Change It

Discover what researchers are learning about the microbiome and the effects it may have on your health.

microbiome

Q & A

The Science of Eating Well: MSK Research Focuses on Nutrition after a Stem Cell Transplant

Learn about how nutrition experts are helping people with cancer maintain a healthy diet both during and after treatment.

Man’s hands washing salad greens in a sink

In Brief

Can You Hear Me Now? Scientists Find Nanoparticles Have a Language of Their Own

Nanoparticles were thought of a silent partner in imaging technologies. They’re now being recognized as an important source of subatomic chatter.

MSK light bright image

In Brief

Gut Microbes Help Feed a Regrowing Immune System after Bone Marrow Transplant

A study conducted in mice suggests the value of healthy gut flora in people receiving a bone marrow transplant.

side-by-side bone marrow slides showing different levels of immune cell growth

In the Clinic

Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

An immunotherapy drug might be an effective initial treatment for people with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

Dermatologist examining skin on the face of older man.