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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).

Announcement

FDA Approves First CAR T Cell Therapy for Leukemia

Children, teens, and young adults with leukemia that have stopped responding to chemotherapy are the first eligible to receive the new treatment.

Pediatric oncologist Kevin Curran with CAR T patient Esmeralda Pineda

In the Lab

Identification of Beneficial Bacteria May Lead to New Treatment for Common Infection

Clostridium difficile infections are a growing problem, but MSK researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent and treat them.

Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer

In the Lab

Bacteria May Hold the Key to Preventing Dangerous Side Effect of Transplants

Research suggests that the presence of a type of bacteria called Blautia, which occurs naturally in the body, may prevent graft-versus-host disease, a potentially fatal side effect of bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

Pictured: Marcel van den Brink & Robert Jenq

In the Clinic

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Studies Focus on Role of Antibiotics in Stem Cell Transplantation

New studies investigate how the use of antibiotics affects the balance of both harmful and beneficial bacteria in patients undergoing stem cell transplantation.

Pictured: Joao Xavier and Eric Pamer

In the Lab

Study Points the Way for Future Therapy to Revive a Damaged Immune System

A recent study holds promise for the development of a new type of drug to alleviate immune deficiency caused by cancer treatment, radiation injury, or certain diseases.

Pictured: T cells on surface on thymus