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Announcement

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.

Acute myeloid leukemia cells under a microscope

In the Lab

When Loss Is a Gain: New Tumor Suppressor Gene Identified in Follicular Lymphoma

The reason certain patients with follicular lymphoma do worse than others may come down to a missing gene.

A scientist looks at illustrations of chromosomes.

In the Lab

Why Immune Cells Sometimes Fail to Fight Cancer (and What to Do about It)

By looking at how DNA is packaged in cells, scientists are teasing apart a long-standing conundrum about the immune response to cancer.

In the Lab

Uncharted Waters: The Making of a New Cancer Drug

A team of scientists is combining sophisticated chemistry and experiments in zebrafish to develop a new cancer drug that shows early potential against melanoma and metastatic breast cancer.

Portrait of a live zebrafish with dark patterning around and above the eyes

In the Lab

Investigators Use Stem Cells to Study Rare Pediatric Brain Tumors

Investigators have created the first-ever genetically engineered model of cancer made from human embryonic stem cells in culture.

Pictured: Viviane Tabar

Decoder

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.

DNA wrapped around histones

In the Lab

Molecular Studies Provide New Clues about Rare Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Genetic analysis reveals biomarkers and possible drug targets for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors.

Pictured: Ping Chi

In the Lab

New Findings Clarify How Kidney Cancer Spreads to Distant Organs

Scientists have identified genes and biological mechanisms that one day could be targeted with drugs to stop kidney cancer from spreading to the bone, brain, or other organs.

Pictured: X-ray Image

In the Lab

Studies Show How Certain Gene Mutations May Promote Cancer

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering studies provide new clues about genetic mutations that affect cell behavior and play a role in several types of cancer.

Pictured: Timothy Chan