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In the Lab

Analyzing Urine Can Guide the Treatment of Childhood Kidney Tumors

A protein detected in the urine of children with Wilms’ tumor led to the development of a test to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Illustration of child with kidneys highlighted, cup of urine, and a beam of light.

Feature

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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In the Clinic

Single-Cell Analysis Enables Researchers to Understand the Differences within Tumors

Scientists are decoding the genetic changes that drive individual cancer cells. This may help them develop more-effective targeted therapies.

Man and woman in white lab coats looking at test tubes

In the Lab

Outsmarting Cancer’s Survival Skills

A new study led by MSK investigators reveals how some cancer cells become resistant to targeted treatment and suggests what might be done to stop that from happening.

MSK investigators Joan Massagué and Anna Obenauf

In the Clinic

CAR T Cell Therapies Are a Growing Area of Research

Cell therapies that use patients’ own immune cells to attack cancer — including CAR T cell therapy, an approach developed at MSK — are a promising and rapidly growing area of research.

CAR T cell therapy

MSK at ASCO

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Expertise in Cancer Immunotherapy Draws Media Focus at 2014 ASCO Meeting

Our experts offer their perspective in major media outlets on recent research into drug- and cell-based immunotherapies for cancer.

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Featured Prominently at Major Cancer Research Meeting

Discoveries made at Memorial Sloan Kettering receive recognition at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Pictured: José Baselga

In the Lab

Molecular Studies Explain Effectiveness of Longtime Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Laboratory studies have revealed an explanation for why androgen-deprivation therapy makes radiation therapy more effective in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer.

Pictured: Charles L. Sawyers, William Polkinghorn & Simon Powell

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Discoveries in Personalized Medicine Highlighted at Major Cancer Research Meeting; Investigators Honored

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world's oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, held its 2012 annual meeting in Chicago.

Pictured: American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2012