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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

8 Gerstner Sloan Kettering Students Receive Fellowships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Every year, the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes student research with fellowship awards based on academic excellence.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Celebrates Outstanding Undergraduates, Marking the End of the 2018 Summer Research Program

Learn about the aspiring scientists who were celebrated this month for completing a unique summer research program.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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

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

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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

Finding

Don't Scratch That Mole? Scientists Are Learning More about Inflammation and Cancer

It's not only what's inside your cells that determines your cancer risk. It's what surrounds them too.

A doctor examines a mole.

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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.

A calico cat