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Highlights from MSK at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Meeting

Read up on the latest developments in several key areas of cancer research, including genomic mapping, disease modeling through CRISPR, CAR T therapy, and cancer stem cells.

Sign for AACR scientific meeting featuring collage of images

In the Lab

Scientists Create First-of-Its-Kind Metabolic Road Map of Cancer

The online resource will serve as a benchmark for researchers studying metabolism and cancer.

abstract red and blue lines suggestive of metabolic pathways

Making a Splash: Researchers Apply Face-Detection Technology to the Study of Genes

Taking a cue from smartphone technology, scientists are using face-recognition algorithms to improve RNA interference.

Mount Rushmore viewed through face-detection software.

In the Lab

A Netflix-Inspired Approach to Understanding Biology and Medicine

Computers currently help us choose our favorite movies, books, and TV shows. Will personalized medicines be next?

Researchers at MSK have devised a technique, based on machine learning, that can predict the DNA binding preferences of a protein called a transcription factor.

Announcement

Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries

MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.

Christina Leslie and John Petrini

In the Lab

Beyond the Usual Suspects: Study of Noncoding DNA Reveals New Mutations Linked to Cancer

In a study of patient tumor samples, researchers have found common mutations in parts of the genome that control gene regulation.

Pictured: William Lee, Chris Sander & Nils Weinhold

Decoder

What Is Tumor Heterogeneity?

Understanding tumor heterogeneity may be the next big quest in cancer science, as differences between cells within a tumor can have important consequences for how cancers are diagnosed and treated.

Pictured: Gum ball machines

In the Lab

Do Cancer Cell Lines Really Resemble Tumors? Now Researchers Can Tell

A recent study found that the cell lines most commonly used for research on ovarian cancer are not the most suitable.

Pictured: Cancer cell lines

Feature

Cancer Genomics: New Technologies Speed Discovery and Expand Opportunities for Personalized Medicine

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, new technologies to study gene changes in cancer cells are accelerating the development and implementation of more-effective treatments.

Pictured: Michael Berger & David Solit

In the Clinic

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Studies Focus on Role of Antibiotics in Stem Cell Transplantation

New studies investigate how the use of antibiotics affects the balance of both harmful and beneficial bacteria in patients undergoing stem cell transplantation.

Pictured: Joao Xavier and Eric Pamer