Recent News: Hematologic Malignancies

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In the Lab
An illustration of a samurai riding a horse along a strand of RNA. The samurai’s sword is changing the letter A to the letter I.
Novel Tool Enables Study of Rare Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells
MSK investigators have used a lab tool originally developed to study fly nerve cells to uncover new findings about acute myeloid leukemia.
Feature
Cancer biologist Scott Lowe at a white board
Researchers Find that Vitamin B6 Contributes to Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells
This research marks the first time researchers have found a connection between vitamin B6 and cancer.
In the News
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ASH 2019 Roundup: The Latest on CAR T, New Treatments for CLL, and Using Genes to Predict a Common Side Effect
Read highlights of research presented by MSK scientists at the annual ASH meeting.
In the Lab
Microscopy image of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus
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.
In the Lab
An illustration of a samurai and a crab.
Ro Versus Musashi: How One Molecule Can Turn Cancer Cells Back to Normal
Researchers identify a compound that appears to eliminate tumor cells in a dish and in mice.
In the Lab
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Something New Under the Sun: Study in Leukemia Finds Role for Helios Protein
MSK researchers have found that a protein that contributes to one type of leukemia when it’s missing can lead to the formation of a different leukemia type when it’s present.
Announcement
Acute myeloid leukemia cells under a microscope
FDA Approves Enasidenib (Idhifa), a First-of-Its-Kind Drug, for Advanced Blood Cancer
A new treatment option for people with acute myeloid leukemia is available, and it works in an unconventional way.
In the Lab
Histology images of stem cells and AML cells
Step by Step: Stem Cell Approach Provides New Models for Studying How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Progresses
A new laboratory tool will allow researchers to study the progression from normal cells to myelodysplastic syndromes to an aggressive type of leukemia.
In the Clinic
Pictured: Charles Sawyers
The Evolution of a Lifesaving Drug: A Scientist Reflects
Physician-scientist Charles Sawyers played a pivotal role in the development of Gleevec, one of the first successful targeted drugs for cancer.
Decoder
DNA wrapped around histones
What Is Epigenetics?
Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab explains epigenetics, a growing field based on the study of genetic changes that are not part of the DNA code, and how it relates to cancer.