Should I Consider Multigene Panel Testing?

4 comments By Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, April 23, 2015 Learn about multigene panel testing and some of its potential pros and cons from one of our experts. read more

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Why Might A Woman Have Her Ovaries Removed?

Add a Comment By Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Women can use the results of genetic tests to make informed decisions about ovary removal to reduce cancer risk. 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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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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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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Study Reveals How Some Breast Cancers Become Resistant to Targeted Drugs

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Monday, November 17, 2014 A study of one patient’s disease has clarified why tumors stop responding to a class of experimental drugs called PI3K inhibitors. read more

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Disorderly DNA: Researchers Simulate a Common Cause of Lung Cancer

1 comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, November 6, 2014 For the first time, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have created a mouse model that replicates a subtype of non-small cell lung cancer caused by a chromosomal rearrangement — a type of mutation that is common in cancers but thus far has been very difficult to study. read more

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