MSK Research Highlights, August 24, 2023
New MSK research suggests a method for revealing DNA repair “scars” could help make treatment decisions in BRCA1- and BRCA2-deficient cancers; modified a bacteria-made compound to target mutant KRAS-driven cancers; and shed new light on brain metastasis in non-small cell lung cancer.
At Work: Radiation Oncology Department Chair Simon Powell
Radiation oncologist Simon Powell eagerly tackles the challenge of translating discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic as effectively as possible.
Lifeguard on Duty: Looking at DNA Repair under a Microscope
Learn about what DNA repair looks like under a microscope.
Meet Radiation Oncologist Simon Powell
Simon Powell leads the Department of Radiation Oncology and focuses in his research on the treatment of breast cancer, including the role of DNA repair deficiencies in breast cancer and breast cancer genetics.
In the Lab
Molecular Studies Explain Effectiveness of Longtime Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Laboratory studies have revealed an explanation for why androgen-deprivation therapy makes radiation therapy more effective in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer.