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Finding

Research Uncovers the Genetic Causes of Aggressive Leukemia in Children

Researchers have found that the genetic changes that cause pediatric leukemia are different from those that lead to leukemia in adults.

Alex Kentsis in his lab

In The Clinic

There’s an App for That: When the Meaning of a BRCA Mutation Isn’t Clear-Cut

A new project called the BRCA Exchange is sharing data about BRCA mutations and what they actually mean for cancer risk.

Image of a mobile phone with a strand of DNA

In The Clinic

Analyzing Spinal Fluid Could Guide Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Treatment

Cancer DNA taken from spinal fluid could serve as a liquid biopsy that provides information on brain tumor mutations.

MRI of brain and spinal fluid in green

Finding

Tumor Mutational Burden Can Help Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Many Different Cancers

Investigators confirmed that people whose tumors have a high tumor mutational burden and were treated with immunotherapy lived longer.

Tumor mutation model

In the Lab

Researchers Identify Why Women May Develop Resistance to a New Class of Breast Cancer Drugs

Clues emerge about why promising new breast cancer drugs sometimes don’t work — and what might be done about it.

Image of dividing breast cancer cells taken with electron microscope.

Feature

How Do Cigarettes Cause Cancer?

Everyone knows that cigarettes cause cancer. But what do we know about how they do it?

an illustration of a cigarette burning and smoke entering lungs

Roundup

Advances in Myeloma, Lymphoma, and Bone Marrow Transplant Announced at the 2018 ASH Meeting

Learn more about the work of MSK researchers being presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Hematology.

ASH meeting signage

In the Clinic

Liquid Biopsy Is Effective at Guiding Treatment of Lung Cancer, Study Finds

The initial results of an ongoing study show that a liquid biopsy has advantages over a tissue biopsy for people with lung cancer.

A tube of blood superimposed on a lung and a DNA helix