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Finding
Illustration of Enterococcus
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.
Roundup
2018
Top 10 Stories of 2018, Cancer Research Edition
Take a look back at some of the year’s biggest news in cancer research.
Finding
Jonathan Peled speaks during a press conference
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.
In Brief
side-by-side bone marrow slides showing different levels of immune cell growth
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.
In the Lab
Cross sections of mouse femurs showing bone marrow after radiation and no drug (left) and after radiation plus drug (right).
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.
Announcement
Pediatric oncologist Kevin Curran with CAR T patient Esmeralda Pineda
FDA Approves First CAR T Cell Therapy for Leukemia
Children, teens, and young adults with leukemia that have stopped responding to chemotherapy are the first eligible to receive the new treatment.
In the Lab
Physician-scientists Marcel van den Brink and Michel Sadelain
Study Suggests Ways to Make Bone Marrow Transplants Safer for People with Blood Cancers
A dangerous treatment side effect called graft-versus-host disease may be lessened with genetically engineered immune cells.
In the Lab
Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer
Identification of Beneficial Bacteria May Lead to New Treatment for Common Infection
<em>Clostridium difficile</em> infections are a growing problem, but MSK researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent and treat them.
In the Lab
Pictured: Marcel van den Brink & Robert Jenq
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.
In the Lab
Pictured: Clostridium difficile
Microbiome Studies May Benefit Cancer Patients
Information about the microbiome, the genes of all the microorganisms that naturally inhabit the human body, is leading to new approaches for treating infections in cancer patients.