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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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Genomic Analysis Brings Personalized Treatment to Lung Cancers

1 comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MSK lung cancer patients benefit from a powerful genomic test that looks for mutations in 341 genes to help determine the best treatment. 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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Molecular Studies Provide New Clues about Rare Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, October 9, 2014 Genetic analysis reveals biomarkers and possible drug targets for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors.

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Prostate Cancer Organoids Provide New Tool for Evaluating Therapies

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, September 4, 2014 Researchers have created tiny structures called organoids from patients’ prostate tumors. These organoids will allow the study of tumors in greater detail and enable correlation of genetic mutations with drug response

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Gene Mutation Linked to Aggressive Form of Sarcoma Affecting Children and Young Adults

5 comments By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 A newly discovered gene mutation appears to be the driving force behind a particularly aggressive form of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma , a rare cancer of the skeletal muscle. read more

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