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Year in Review: The Science and Technology that Shaped Cancer Care in 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, take a look back at the scientific discoveries that deepened our understanding of cancer in the past year.

Gears with 2016 and 2017

In the Lab

When Cancer Spreads: Research Focuses on Better Ways to Treat Metastasis

MSK investigators are learning how cancer cells escape from the original tumor and hide out in the body. Their goal is to prevent metastatic tumors from forming.

Sloan Kettering Institute Director Joan Massagué with laboratory member Karuna Ganesh

In the Lab

With Help of CRISPR, Scientists Unravel the Cause of a Rare Liver Cancer

A team led by MSK molecular biologist Scott Lowe is making progress against fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.

A microscopic view of genetically engineered mouse tumor and a human FL-HCC tumor

Honor

GSK Student Wins NCI Award to Pursue Innovative Prostate Cancer Research

Zeda Zhang was recently awarded the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Zeda Zhang

Science Byte

PSMA: A New Target for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Researchers have discovered how a high level of the protein PSMA in cells helps fuel prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer cells, colored red in scanning electron micrograph (SEM).

In the Lab

MSK-Developed Technology Provides a “Virtual Biopsy” of Immune Cells in Tumors

The noninvasive approach could help scientists track the movements of an important cell type that can influence the outcome of cancer treatment.

iron-filled macrophages from a breast cancer tumor

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

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

In the Clinic

Genetic ‘Scars’ Provide Clues for Tailoring Cancer Treatment

For the first time, scientists have determined the extent of DNA repair deficiencies across cancer types. Learn what it means for patients.

Image of DNA helix with sequence in the background

Science Byte

Insight into How Lungs Repel Infection Could Guide Therapies for Transplant Patients

Learn how immune cells in the lungs trigger invasive fungal cells to self-destruct. The discovery could produce therapies to prevent infection in cancer patients.

Petri dish with green mold on it