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In the Lab
Cancer biologist Scott Lowe
Drug Combination Could Boost the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy against Pancreatic Cancer
Studies conducted in mice reveal a potential way to breach the defenses of pancreatic cancer tumors.
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Study in Mice Suggests Lactose in the Diet Feeds Dangerous Gut Bacteria When the Immune System Is Compromised
Lab mice who had lactose removed from their diets had a decreased risk of infection with the Enterococcus bacterium.
In the Lab
Illustration of how PU-PET localizes to tumors
Bull’s-Eye: Imaging Technology Could Confirm When a Drug Is Going to the Right Place
Collaborative team advances a new approach for imaging a drug that’s been developed to stop cancer growth.
In the Lab
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Newly Discovered Immune Cell Subtypes Could Shake Up Immunotherapy
Dendritic cells, the guards of the immune system, have a previously unrecognized division of labor.
In the Lab
Cancer biologist and pediatric oncologist Alex Kentsis
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.
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Computational biologist Barry Taylor
Whether a BRCA Mutation Leads to Cancer Depends on Context, Study Finds
Sometimes a BRCA mutation is just along for the ride, rather than driving a tumor’s development.
In the Lab
MSK cancer researchers Elizabeth Adams, Charles Sawyers, and Rohit Bose
Researchers Unravel the Biology of a Distinct Prostate Cancer Subtype
Mutations in a gene called FOXA1 are responsible for a distinct class of prostate cancer tumors, MSK researchers have found.
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One Patient’s Exceptional Response Leads to a Surprising Discovery about Immunotherapy
MSK researchers learn that some cancers may respond to checkpoint inhibitor drugs because of changes called gene fusions.
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An Old Protein Gets a New Look: Researchers Target TGF-ß to Make Immunotherapy More Effective
Drugs that block the action of TGF-ß may make checkpoint inhibitors more effective.
In the Clinic
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CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Draws Attention at Annual Cancer Conference
Results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.