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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

Finding

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 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

Why Do Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Work for Only Some People with Cancer?

Learn about why checkpoint inhibitors, a class of immunotherapy drugs, 
is paying off — but only for some patients.

MSK physician­scientist Luis Diaz

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 Clinic

The Science Behind the FDA’s Approval of an Immunotherapy for Mismatch Repair–Deficient Cancers

A new paper from MSK physician-scientist Luis Diaz presents the evidence on which the FDA approved the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab for cancers with a specific genetic abnormality.

MSK medical oncologist Luis Diaz, Jr.

In the News

#ASCO17: Post-Conference Roundup of Themes and Trends

Read up on the progress being made in several key areas of cancer research, including immunotherapy, targeted therapy, precision surgery, and epigenetics.

American Society of Clinical Oncology logo

In the Lab

CRISPR Genome-Editing Tool Takes Cancer Immunotherapy to the Next Level

What do you get when you combine two of the hottest areas of biotechnology? A new paper from MSK researchers explains.

CAR T cells attacking cancer

In the Lab

Stealth Mode: How Metastatic Cancer Cells Evade Detection by the Immune System

Cancer cells have a sneaky ability to hide out in the body for years at a time. MSK scientists are looking for ways to flush them out.

a sneaky man on a sneaky mission