Category Archives: Cancer

How healthy cells might help cancer survive

Cancer researcher Mikala Egeblad aims to make cancer-fighting drugs more effective by preventing healthy cells from helping the enemy survive. The glowing, wriggling blobs in the movie above are a mixture of healthy and cancerous cells. It happens quickly, but … Continue reading

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High School Students Support Pancreatic Cancer Research in a Big Way

Team ‘Acing Cancer,’ consisting of high school students from the Locust Valley Central School district pose just before the Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk. The team raised just over $3,500 to further important research done at CSHL. Cold Spring … Continue reading

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Movember: Fighting for Health in the Lab and the Gym

Even considering that he’s faced pro fighters while training in jiu-jitsu, prostate cancer is by far Dawid Nowak’s most formidable opponent. In the lab of Lloyd Trotman, he’s using an incredibly powerful new genetic engineering tool and an extremely sensitive … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivors Show Camila dos Santos What’s Important About Her Research

Biology has always felt personal to Assistant Professor Camila dos Santos. Looking back on high school biology in her native Brazil, she remembers, “it was just so interesting to me that there was a field of research that makes you … Continue reading

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Breaking down breast cancer at CSHL

Breast cancer awareness is important, but it’s action that saves lives. Whether developing more accurate and affordable tests for patients or mapping out the treacherous landscape of breast cancer genetics, researchers at CSHL certainly aren’t putting the fight on pause … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mary-Claire King’s Trailblazing Research

By the 1970s, the notion that breast cancer “runs in the family” had been around for a long time. Yet the question of precisely how family history might influence breast cancer risk was still wide open. Mary-Claire King, a human … Continue reading

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Fighting pediatric cancer

Today we welcome guest blogger Phil Renna, Director of Operations for CSHL Public Affairs. Phil is also the Director of the Christina Renna Foundation, dedicated to raising awareness and finding a cure for pediatric cancers. This weekend CRF hosted its … Continue reading

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New Investigators Join CSHL

This fall, the Lab welcomes six new faculty members. They’re a diverse group – a mix of junior and senior investigators, with research spanning across Biology. Want to know a little more? We’ve featured brief profiles all week. So look … Continue reading

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New Senior Faculty Join CSHL

This fall, the Lab welcomes six new faculty members. They’re a diverse group – a mix of junior and senior investigators, with research spanning across Biology. Want to know a little more? We’ll be featuring brief profiles all week. So … Continue reading

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Rally for Medical Research Capitol Hill Day

Today we welcome guest blogger Cristina Aguirre-Chen, Ph.D., a postdoc in Assistant Professor Chris Hammell’s lab. Cristina recently participated in the American Association for Cancer Research’s Rally for Medical Research, asking Congress to increase funding for biomedical research. September 18th, … Continue reading

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