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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

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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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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

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Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.

In the Lab

Scientists Pinpoint a New Cause of Resistance to EGFR-Targeting Drugs

Multiple copies of a gene called YES1 appear to be responsible for certain precision drugs losing their effectiveness.

Blue cells containing small red and green dots on a black background

In the Clinic

CAR Therapy for Solid Tumors Passes Early Milestone

Preliminary results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.

Immunofluorescence staining of human lung cancer showing mesothelin (pink) on cancer cells and human T cells (green).

In the Clinic

Longest-Running CAR T Trial Shows Which Patients Benefit Most, Have Fewest Side Effects

For adults with chemotherapy-resistant leukemia, CAR T cell therapy can be a lifesaving treatment option. New results suggest how to make it safer.

Medical oncologist Jae Park

In the Lab

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Protect Bone Marrow from Damage Caused by Radiation

Researchers are working on a novel method for addressing a common complication of cancer treatment — bone marrow suppression.

Cross sections of mouse femurs showing bone marrow after radiation and no drug (left) and after radiation plus drug (right).

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How a Chicken Helped Solve the Mystery of Cancer

When this feathered patient found her way into a New York laboratory in 1909, she changed the course of cancer science.

A barred Plymouth Rock hen

Science Byte

Blocking Enzymes That Signal DNA Damage Could Be a Treatment Strategy for Childhood Cancers

A new strategy for treating pediatric cancers involves preventing cells from repairing their own DNA.

Graphic of shattered, red, DNA double-helix