Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists in the area of epigenetics

Epigenetics refers to inherited information passed down from parent cell to daughter cell but not encoded in the DNA sequence. Some epigenetic changes are a normal part of many biological processes, but other types can lead to disease, including cancer. We are committed to expanding our understanding of these mechanisms in order to develop new types of drugs.

A Missing Link Revealed: Researchers Gain Insight into Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

Researchers find an epigenetic role in how breast cancer tumors develop resistance to treatment.

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Illustration of breast encompassing blue normal cells and red cancer cells.