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On Cancer - May 24, 2017
Mirror-Image Chemistry Enables New Approach for Targeting an “Undruggable” Cancer-Causing Protein

Drug development is a complicated task. In the era of targeted therapies for cancer, medicinal chemists seek to design drugs that selectively block the activity of proteins driving tumor growt...
On Cancer - May 15, 2017
Jumping Genes and the Dark Genome: MSK Researchers Gain New Insight into Childhood Cancers

Cancer is primarily a disease of the aged. A person’s risk rises throughout the years as genetic mutations pile up, due either to copying mistakes when cells replicate or to ongoing exposure to certa...
On Cancer - May 12, 2017
Making a Splash: Researchers Apply Face-Detection Technology to the Study of Genes

Between the DNA that stores our genetic information and the proteins that build our cells lies RNA — the middleman that relays the instructions. It carries genetic information out of the cell nucleus and int...
On Cancer - May 9, 2017
New Recommendation against Thyroid Cancer Screening Matches MSK’s Approach

When it comes to thyroid cancer, routine screening may do more harm than good for many people. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Ass...
On Cancer - May 9, 2017
New Study Shows How Wayward Chromosomes Get Back on Track

To create functioning tissues and organs, cells have to divide with precision. During one of the most important events in cell division, called mitosis, a cell splits into two identical copies of itself, called daughter cells. Howev...
On Cancer - April 21, 2017
Pumped Up: Implanted Chemotherapy Device Improves Survival when Colorectal Cancer Spreads to the Liver

The largest retrospective study ever done on a chemotherapy delivery approach called hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) has shown that this treatment extends survival by about two years when...
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