“The stories in [Biology for a Changing World] were the main incentives for my selection of the text.”
—Leslie Winemiller, Texas A&M University
“Extremely engaging! I was enthralled reading it.”
—Jamie Jensen, Brigham Young University
January 24, 201y | Using stem cells, scientists can create batches of cortical neurons to study schizophrenia and autism.
January 4, 2017 | Scientists are learning how obesity — having too much body fat — increases your chance of developing cancer.
December 28, 2016 | By deciphering the biology of T cells, MSK scientists gave immunotherapy a boost.
December 9, 2016 | Scientists are looking to exploit defects in DNA repair as an Achilles’ heel in cancer.
December 1, 2016 | A lot has been written about the relationship between sugar and cancer. Most of it is wrong.
November 23, 2016 | Scientists are dusting off their biochemistry textbooks in the hunt for clues to cancer.
November 9, 2016 | New research on an experimental drug provides hope for better responses to immunotherapy.
October 19, 2016 | After a string of failures, therapeutic cancer vaccines have acquired something of a bad rap.
September 22, 2016 | Learn why MSK was once nicknamed “Radium Hospital” and what it meant for cancer treatment.
September 7, 2016 | An effort to develop a radiation test after 9/11 inspires a trip through medical history.
August 25, 2016 | A new study suggests that many women with early-stage breast cancer receiving chemotherapy to prevent recurrence do not need it. Here, we look at the evidence.
Jun 7, 2016 | In case you missed it, here’s a recap of Monday’s highlights from the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
June 6, 2016 | Couldn’t be at ASCO this year? Read highlights from the first half of the meeting.
June 1, 2016 | Results to be presented at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting suggest combination immunotherapy may help more people with the most common form of lung cancer.
May 27, 2016 | Find out what Vice President Joe Biden had to say when he visited MSK for a roundtable “cancer moonshot” discussion.
March 24, 2016 | Cancer cells have a sneaky ability to hide out in the body for years at a time. MSK scientists are looking for ways to flush them out.
January 12, 2016 | Researchers are rethinking the relationship between metabolism and cancer, and finding insights in some unexpected places. Your beer glass, for example.
December 18, 2015 | Computers currently help us choose our favorite movies, books, and TV shows. Will personalized medicines be next?
October 25, 2015 | Immunology is reshaping how oncologists think about cancer, and even basic principles—like oncogenes—are getting a significant makeover.
April 2, 2015 | Experts today agree that a 100-year-old therapy cured cancer in some cases. Why did it fall out of use?
April 1, 2015 | How one woman who lacked a college degree took on the cancer establishment and changed the course of medicine.
January 4, 2015 | In the wake of new CDC guidelines, a look at how circumcision became the most common surgical procedure in the United States.
November 27, 2014 | New research by CRI scientists shows how genomic methods can identify the precise antigens underlying an effective response to immunotherapy.
November 14, 2014 | Was the father of immunotherapy also the father of the modern lab mouse?
October 10, 2014 | A new paper from a CRI scientist makes a strong case for the value of truly individualized immunotherapies.
August 8, 2014 | Before AIDS was recognized as an immune disorder, it was seen as a cancer. Find out what that meant for the epidemic.
June 2014 | Stories of courage and survival from cancer patients treated with immunotherapy, featured on TheAnswerToCancer.org.
June 2014 | Based on extensive interviews with leading scientists, this in-depth and beautifully illustrated retrospective traces the history of cancer immunotherapy from Coley’s toxins to current checkpoint blockade therapy.
May 2014 | Research by Harvard biologist Catherine Dulac and others is challenging some long-cherished beliefs about sexual difference.
March 2014 | A unique approach to teaching nonmajors, this 30-chapter book uses stories of science and scientists to teach basic concepts in biology.
March 10, 2014 | A historical look at our changing understanding of the role of microbes in cancer.
January 31, 2014 | On the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s report, a look back at the science and politics of tobacco.
December 13, 2013 | A look at the woman who inspired the first war on cancer.
The Cancer Research Institute 2013 Annual Symposium: Dynamics of Host–Tumor Interaction. Cancer Immunol Res. 2014; 2(2):105–11.
Milestones in Cancer Immunology: The 2013 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology. Cancer Immunol Res. 2013; 1(6):362-64
My article, “The Scopes Trial Revisited: Social Darwinism versus Social Gospel,” was published in Science as Culture in 2008.