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Many Mutations Detected in Liquid Biopsy Tests Do Not Come from Cancer Cells, an MSK Study Finds

The new findings suggest the need for caution when interpreting the results from these tests.

Pedram Razavi, Jorge Reis-Filho, and Bob Li

In the Lab

One at a Time: New Tool Can Detect Genetic Changes in Thousands of Single Cancer Cells

Developed by scientists at MSK and the University of British Columbia/BC Cancer, the platform provides the deepest look yet into tumor evolution.

DLP+ in action

In the Lab

Newly Discovered Immune Cell Subtypes Could Shake Up Immunotherapy

Dendritic cells, the guards of the immune system, have a previously unrecognized division of labor.

a colorful dendritic cell

Finding

Scientists See Potential in Cellular “Death by Iron” for Cancer Treatment

This form of cell death is called ferroptosis, and certain cancer cells are especially vulnerable to it.

a man holding a shield and sword

In The Lab

Researchers Identify a Bacterial Species That Could Protect against Hospital-Acquired Infections

MSK researchers are reporting that a bacterial species called Blautia producta appears to release a substance that kills harmful bacteria.

Microscopy image of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus

In the Lab

How Stem Cells Decide Their Fate

Research in blood stem cells has revealed new information about how these cells decide what to become when they divide.

An illustration of two teapots with liquid flowing into various cups

In the Lab

“Molecular Origami” Enables Proteins to Serve as Specialized Delivery Vehicles, Study Finds

Scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute have identified a fundamentally new type of protein-sorting system in cells.

An illustration of proteins serving as bar-code-reading drones

In the Lab

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.

Illustration of child with kidneys highlighted, cup of urine, and a beam of light.