Proton Therapy: A Better Way to Destroy Tumors and Spare Normal Tissue

13 comments By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Proton therapy uses charged particles to target tumors with precision while reducing the risk of treatment-related side effects.

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Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries

Add a Comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, February 12, 2015 MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing. read more

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Can Stem Cells Be Taught to Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain?

1 comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Friday, February 6, 2015 In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation. read more

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Setting Cancer Cells on the Right Path: A New Leukemia Drug Shows Growing Promise

Add a Comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Friday, January 30, 2015 An experimental drug for acute myelogenous leukemia might potentially help many more patients than previously thought by controlling epigenetic processes, according to a recent MSK study. 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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Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, January 22, 2015 A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells. read more

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Don’t Let Depression Decide for You

Add a Comment By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Tuesday, January 20, 2015 People with cancer who are depressed can have difficulty making appropriate treatment decisions. MSK psychiatrist Mary Jane Massie discusses the problem and what can be done to help

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