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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

Finding

Making an IMPACT: MSK’s Gene-Sequencing Test Reveals New Findings about Hereditary Cancer Risk

An analysis of germline DNA in people with advanced cancer finds that inherited mutations may be more common than expected in this group.

Kenneth Offit and Vijai Joseph

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

Finding

Is Neurodegenerative Disease a Kind of Cancer?

New findings from experiments done in mice suggest a surprising cause of common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

A network of neurons

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School Students Receive 2017-18 Fellowships

Every year, GSK awards fellowships to two third-year students and six second-year students based on academic excellence.

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017