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In the Lab

This Newly Discovered Organelle Is Fierce

It’s not every day that scientists discover a new part of the cell. Two biologists from the Sloan Kettering Institute just did.

3D organelle

Q & A

Reflecting on 15 Years of Leadership: An Interview with Outgoing GSK Dean Ken Marians

Meet the man who helped make the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences a reality.

Kenneth Marians and Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

In the News

MSK’s Graduate School Welcomes New Dean, Bids Farewell to Its First

Cell biologist Michael Overholtzer will succeed DNA replication expert Ken Marians.

Molecular biologist Ken Marians and cell biologist Michael Overholtzer

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

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

MSK Scientists Build "Armored" CAR T Cells to Smite Solid Tumors

The engineered immune cells secrete powerful drugs as a layer of defense.

MSK physician-scientist Renier Brentjens

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

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.

Feature

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

Feature

Meet the Unsung Immune Cell that Could Change Immunotherapy

A lesser-known immune cell is suddenly getting more attention in the field of cancer immunology.

NK cells attacking