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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Spotlight on Pathology: A Key Component of Cancer Care

Add a Comment By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, December 4, 2014 The most effective cancer treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Pathologist Meera Hameed explains the pathologist’s crucial contributions.

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Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Takes Transformative Approach

1 comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, June 26, 2014 Our new David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research is an ambitious initiative to solve a difficult and complex disease. read more

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When the Distinctions of Cancer Blur

1 comment By George Plitas, MD  |  Friday, March 14, 2014 The correct identification and naming of a tumor’s type is increasingly important in the era of personalized medicine, and tumors that exhibit features of more than one type can complicate that process. read more

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Pattern in Lung Cancer Pathology May Predict Cancer Recurrence after Surgery

Add a Comment By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Friday, August 9, 2013 A Memorial Sloan-Kettering study shows that an abnormal cell pattern found in the tumor tissue of some lung cancer patients may help to predict which tumors are more likely to recur after surgery. read more

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At Work: Experimental Pathologist Jorge Reis-Filho

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Monday, August 5, 2013 Jorge Reis-Filho studies the genetic alterations that drive the malignant behavior of cells in rare types of breast cancer . read more

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Alzheimer’s research demonstrates cell-to-cell transmission of neurodegenerative proteins

Injecting synthetic tau fibrils into animal models induces Alzheimer’s-like tau tangles and imitates the spread of tau pathology, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania being presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego March 16-23, 2013.

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