How gut reactions are shaping cancer treatment
An explosion of interest in the workings of the gut microbiome is fueling career and funding opportunities in a wide array of fields. MSK's Marcel van ...
How Do Gut Microbes Affect the Success of CAR T Immunotherapy? New Answers From MSK
In an effort to improve patients’ response to immunotherapy, MSK researchers have studied how microorganisms in the gut affect outcomes in people receiving CAR T therapy.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Tops Prestigious List of Highly Cited Researchers
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is proud to announce that it is ranked among the top 20 organizations with the greatest number of highly cited scientific researchers worldwide, according to the annual list of Highly Cited Researchers published by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate.
ASCO 2021 Research Roundup: Focus on Immunotherapy
Read about the latest findings in immunotherapy from the 2021 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Success of Bone Marrow Transplants Using Patients’ Own Cells Impacted by Gut Bacteria
The first large study of its kind has found that having a healthy microbiota before starting the process of a bone marrow transplant using a patient’s own cells (autologous) leads to fewer complications after the procedure.
MSK Study Is the First to Link Microbiota to Dynamics of the Human Immune System
MSK researchers have shown for the first time that the concentration of different types of immune cells in the blood changes in relation to the presence of different bacterial strains in the gut.
Study in Mice Suggests Lactose in the Diet Feeds Dangerous Gut Bacteria When the Immune System Is Compromised
Lab mice who had lactose removed from their diets had a decreased risk of infection with the Enterococcus bacterium.
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Researchers Identify a Bacterial Species That Could Protect against Hospital-Acquired Infections
MSK researchers are reporting that a bacterial species called Blautia producta appears to release a substance that kills harmful bacteria.
Advances in Myeloma, Lymphoma, and Bone Marrow Transplant Announced at the 2018 ASH Meeting
Learn more about the work of MSK researchers being presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Gut Microbes May Protect People Having Bone Marrow Transplants
For the first time, researchers have found an association between the makeup of the microorganisms in the body before a bone marrow transplant and a patient’s survival afterward.
Growing Cells and Future Scientists: MSK Hosts High School Students for Day of Exploration
Students from Manhattan’s Urban Academy Laboratory School paid a visit to Marcel van den Brink’s lab at MSK.
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.
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New Hope for Repairing a Damaged or Aging Immune System
Scientists have uncovered a molecule that, in mice, can promote the regeneration of the thymus, where T cells develop.
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Prostate Cancer Drug Could Protect Bone Marrow from Damage Caused by Radiation
Researchers are working on a novel method for addressing a common complication of cancer treatment — bone marrow suppression.
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Bacteria May Hold the Key to Preventing Dangerous Side Effect of Transplants
Research suggests that the presence of a type of bacteria called Blautia, which occurs naturally in the body, may prevent graft-versus-host disease, a potentially fatal side effect of bone marrow and stem cell transplants.