Recent News: Targeted Therapy

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Feature

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

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

Feature

How a Chicken Helped Solve the Mystery of Cancer

When this feathered patient found her way into a New York laboratory in 1909, she changed the course of cancer science.

A barred Plymouth Rock hen

In the Lab

New Drug Developed at MSK Starves Acute Myeloid Leukemia of a Signaling Fix

An innovative collaboration between basic scientists and clinical researchers has led to a promising new drug for AML.

Light micrograph of white blood cells from a patient with acute myeloid leukemia.

Feature

Three Compelling Cancer Advances from 2015

MSK researchers moved cancer science ahead in 2015 with landmark discoveries that suggest new treatment strategies and shed light on how the disease progresses.

Microscopic image of spherical cluster of cells, most of them pink cells with a smaller number of blue ones.

Q&A

Setting Cancer Cells on the Right Path: A New Leukemia Drug Shows Growing Promise

An experimental drug for acute myelogenous leukemia might potentially help many more patients than previously thought by controlling epigenetic processes, according to a recent MSK study.

Epigenetics

Finding

Study Reveals How Some Breast Cancers Become Resistant to Targeted Drugs

A study of one patient’s disease has clarified why tumors stop responding to a class of experimental drugs called PI3K inhibitors.

MSK investigators Michael Berger and David Solit.

Decoder

What Is Epigenetics?

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab explains epigenetics, a growing field based on the study of genetic changes that are not part of the DNA code, and how it relates to cancer.

DNA wrapped around histones