Recent News: Cancer Care

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Remembering John Mendelsohn, a Pioneer of Targeted Therapy for Cancer

The scientific world lost one of its greats this week. Here, we reflect on his influence.

John Mendelsohn

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How Do Cigarettes Cause Cancer?

Everyone knows that cigarettes cause cancer. But what do we know about how they do it?

an illustration of a cigarette burning and smoke entering lungs

Finding

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.

Jonathan Peled speaks during a press conference

In the News

Former MSK Immunologist James Allison Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Allison is being honored for discovering how to take the brakes off cancer-fighting immune cells.

James Allison

In the Lab

Kratom: What Research Tells Us about This Controversial Supplement for Pain Relief

Learn about kratom, an herbal product that some believe acts as a painkiller and could help those with cancer.

kratom leaves and pill

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Meet the Scientists Who Engineer CAR T Cells, a Type of "Living" Immunotherapy

An immunotherapy called CAR T is transforming the treatment of certain cancers. These are the people who make it possible.

MSK cell manufacturing specialist Xiuyan Wang

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New Imaging Technique Provides Snapshot of Brain Tumor Activity

A new imaging approach could shorten the time needed to determine whether a brain tumor treatment is working.

Side-by-side images of brain MRIs.

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What Is Epigenetics, and Why Is Everyone Talking about It?

Epigenetics is frequently in the news, but there's lots of confusion about just what it entails.

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