Recent News: Cancer Genetics & Genomics

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Finding

Sugar Directly Controls a Cancer-Causing Protein, Scientists Find

The discovery suggests a potential new treatment approach for certain cancers.

An illustration of sugar pouring onto NRF2

In The Lab

Ro Versus Musashi: How One Molecule Can Turn Cancer Cells Back to Normal

Researchers identify a compound that appears to eliminate tumor cells in a dish and in mice.

An illustration of a samurai and a crab.

Feature

Beyond Sugar: What Cancer Cells Need to Grow

While sugar gets most of the attention as a cancer fuel, other nutrients can be equally important.

a cartoon of a cancer cell spooning glutamine from a jar

In The Lab

Starving Cancer Stem Cells Could Be the Trick to Treating Glioblastoma, Study Finds

MSK researchers have identified a compound that kills glioblastoma cells using a mechanism that’s completely different from earlier treatments.

Enhanced MRI of a glioblastoma

Finding

Research Uncovers the Genetic Causes of Aggressive Leukemia in Children

Researchers have found that the genetic changes that cause pediatric leukemia are different from those that lead to leukemia in adults.

Alex Kentsis in his lab

In The Clinic

There’s an App for That: When the Meaning of a BRCA Mutation Isn’t Clear-Cut

A new project called the BRCA Exchange is sharing data about BRCA mutations and what they actually mean for cancer risk.

Image of a mobile phone with a strand of DNA

In the Lab

Drugs That Stall — But Don’t Kill — Cancer Cells Are an Untapped Resource, Study Suggests

A drug combination that halts tumor cell division can stir the immune system into taking action.

electron micrograph of a natural killer cell

In the Lab

In a Twist, Scientists Find Cancer Drivers Hiding in RNA, Not DNA

New findings from researchers at the Sloan Kettering Institute suggest that cancer causes may be lurking in the molecule that bridges DNA and protein.

Sloan Kettering Institute molecular biologist Christine Mayr

In the Lab

Scientists Identify Growth Signal for Metastatic Cancer "Seeds"

Targeting this signal with drugs might be one way to stop cancers from spreading.

This image shows cancer cells (white) and pericytes (green) clinging to capillaries (red). The blue dots are nuclei.