The Future of Cancer: Five Reasons for Optimism

Add a Comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Learn about five hot science areas that are changing the way we understand and treat cancer. read more

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The Evolution of a Lifesaving Drug: A Scientist Reflects

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, March 12, 2015 Physician-scientist Charles Sawyers played a pivotal role in the development of Gleevec, one of the first successful targeted drugs for cancer. read more

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Report Highlights Advances Made at MSK That Are Changing Patients’ Lives

2 comments By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, January 28, 2015 An annual report from an influential cancer group highlights three MSK studies that have advanced cancer research. read more

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Obesity Could Soon Be the Leading Preventable Cause of Cancer in the United States

1 comment By Jennifer Castoro, BA, Managing/Copy Editor   |  Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Experts warn that the nation’s weight problem could significantly raise cancer risk — and awareness of the link between the two is lacking. read more

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New Findings Clarify How Immunotherapy Works — and Why, In Some People, It Doesn’t

Add a Comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, November 20, 2014 In people with melanoma who respond to the drug ipilimumab, certain mutations make tumors more visible to the immune system. read more

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Beyond the Usual Suspects: Study of Noncoding DNA Reveals New Mutations Linked to Cancer

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, November 13, 2014 In a study of patient tumor samples, researchers have found common mutations in parts of the genome that control gene regulation.

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Genetic Mutations Found in Rare Salivary Tumor Could Improve Diagnosis and Treatment

Add a Comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Genetic alterations linked to a rare salivary cancer could also shed light on more common malignancies.

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