Past Issues

Cancer Solutions 2014/44

Cancer researchers on the rise; Expanding the playing field for RNA interference; Building bridges for award-winning melanoma research; Muñoz makes the miles count for cancer research; Double trouble for aggressive cancers; Hopkins a powerful voice for change; MIT dreamin’; Suntharalingam receives 2014 Dalton Award

Cancer Solutions 2014/43

A multi-institutional approach to genome-guided cancer medicine; Great IDH-tions; Cancer research: we're doin’ it right; Cima’s new device shows sense and sensor-bility; SU2C names new innovation in collaboration awards in honor of Phillip A. Sharp; Jacks laboratory develops novel mouse model for aggressive thyroid cancer; Three companies: Sasisekharan startups please crowd; Triple threat: a new breed of nanoparticles; Watson and Jacks share award recognition—and more; Samson laboratory develops a test to assess DNA repair systems; MIT senior seeks to enable the disabled with technology; AACR honors KI faculty and celebrates National Cancer Research Month

Cancer Solutions 2014/42

Behind the music with Michael Hemann; Hockfield explores the power of the convergence revolution; The many elements of Stephen Lippard; Dress to impress: KI research hits the runway; Genetic road map from the Jacks laboratory reveals; potential new targets for SCLC; KI collaborators edit genes to correct genetic diseases; Biogen Idec dedicates new building to Phillip A. Sharp; AACR cancer progress report urges action; Two diseases, one drug; ACS and SU2C to jointly fund a lung cancer research dream team

Cancer Solutions 2014/41

Bhatia’s paper-based urine test for cancer, a game changer; Illuminating the science of the public galleries; Belcher's work featured in The Economist; Hynes lab identifies extracellular proteins that help tumors metastasize; Hammond joins national “We The Geeks” online STEM discussion in honor of black history month; Senior Dylan Soukup fights cancer on two fronts; Sharp calls for increased links between discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship; Dreaming big

Cancer Solutions 2014/40

Bridge project team sets new standard for in vivo discovery of new targets for cancer immunotherapy; Sneak peek at 2014 image awards exhibition; Combining biology and engineering to improve drug discovery; Irvine’s albumin-targeted vaccines hitch a ride to the lymph nodes to boost immunity; Anderson and Langer’s nature-mimicking nanoparticles; KI faculty member Angelika Amon receives Genetics Society of America Medal; Combining forces against resistant tumors; Product-based startups: Langer’s formula; Tackling metastasis with microchips & microfluidics; MIT senior takes on cancer, hockey pucks, and more

Cancer Solutions 2014/39

Welcome 2014!; Ludwig Center receives $90M for cancer research endowment at MIT; Langer receives Breakthrough Prize; Lippard lab’s new sensor tracks zinc & cancer; MetaStat licenses KI-discovered cancer biomarkers; Langer develops nanoparticle pills; KI team addresses tumor heterogeneity; Manalis measures miniscule masses; Speeding up gene discovery

Cancer Solutions 2013/38

Teaming up to ride down cancer; KI images hit the big time at MOS; Super NOVA: KI engineers 'Make More Stuff'; Shaw goes the distance for patients; KI collaborators pen history of convergence; Yaffe finds new target for cancer combination treatment; KI's Belcher inspires, one interview at a time; Lippard's chemistry overcomes cisplatin resistance

Cancer Solutions 2013/37

Picture this; Deconinck named new KI Executive Director; Hammond knocks breast cancer down, then out; Jacks recognized by Hope Funds for cancer research; Yilmaz finds new niche at the KI; Bhatia develops urine test to detect blood clots; KI's Robert Langer and BIND Therapeutics win RUSNANOPRIZE2013; Cancer metabolism: on or off?; MIT's new innovation initiative

Cancer Solutions 2013/36

Back to school at the Koch Institute; Former MIT President Hockfield joins the KI; Koehler brings new chemistry to the Koch Institute; Ghoroghchian named newest KI clinical investigator; Hammond sets sights on ovarian cancer; Love to make drugs on demand; Irvine wraps up vaccines for improved response; All work and some play in Bhatia lab; Lees hunts cancer's genetic drivers; Collaboration develops new compounds; Tribute to a friend; Sabatini and Jacks question cancer marker; KI engineers strike gold

Cancer Solutions 2013/35

Yaffe attempts special engineering feat for KI; Much ado about nano; KI collaborators link cell growth and shape changes; Engineering-biology collaboration explains tumor drug resistance; Sisters are doin' it for ovarian cancer; Sequence matters: mTORC1 phosphorylation sites & rapamycin; Cruel Summer: Cancer hijacks heat shock factor 1; Introducing Koch-mmunity Notes

Cancer Solutions 2013/34

Summer blockbusters you haven’t heard of; Small particles hit the big screen; Cancer immunology movie marathon; A little heavy summer reading; Row your boat gently down the Charles; Pink fluffy fun for Fall; Hit the Innovation Trail - to the KI!; This ain't no armchair travel

Cancer Solutions 2013/33

Tyler Jacks among the 2013 Mass General Cancer Center's One Hundred; KI members reveal new insights into the DNA damage response; Direction, direction, direction: Sharp Lab discovers how cells read genes only in the right direction; KI welcomes new Public Outreach Coordinator; Becoming metastatic: Manalis and Jacks Labs make cell mass, stiffness, and friction count; Sabatini describes protein complex that could help predict response to cancer therapy; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw nabs Forbes Asia cover; KI team deciphers mechanisms of nanoparticle-mediated RNA interference; Stephen Lippard wins Priestley Medal; New secrets of scaffold-assisted signaling unveiled

Cancer Solutions 2013/32

In grateful tribute; Lemelson-MIT honors KI professor Angela Belcher; Lippard receives MIT's Killian Award; KILC's Terry McGuire named Top Life Sciences Investor; David Benjamin receives competitive research grant; Chemo inside out: From predicting side effects to enhancing effectiveness; American Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes Paula Hammond; KI researchers named fellows of the inaugural class of the AACR Academy; KI member receives one of Europe's most prestigious medical awards; Master gene regulators of normal and cancer cells discovered; A Sharp eye on Kendall Square

Cancer Solutions 2013/31

$3 Million inaugural prizes awarded to two KI members; KI Image Award winners to be revealed this month; Nanomedicine at a turning point; KI members inspire youth; Tattoo-like vaccines could replace traditional ones; HHMI profiles KI's Sangeeta Bhatia; Manipulating cells may improve monitoring

Cancer Solutions 2013/30

Robert Langer receives multiple awards; Bhatia Lab develops early detection technology; Sharp reflects on Kendall Square revitalization; Exploiting cancer cells to deliver toxic molecules; NYT highlights Langer Lab's business élan; Targeting cancer's protein folding apparatus; Former KI Executive Director Joins J&J; KI member wins 2013 Award of Excellence

Cancer Solutions 2012/29

Adhesion molecules offer potential drug targets; Ultrasound boosts transdermal drug delivery; SU2C launches pediatric dream team; Building tumor microenvironments; Advances in understanding pluripotent stem cells; High risk and high reward; New targets found for lung cancer

Cancer Solutions 2012/28

Tissue scaffolds with built-in electronic sensors; Boosting key enzyme blocks tumor formation; New nanoparticles shrink ovarian cancer tumors in mice; Engineered cells take shape; New study finds cell division linked to growth rate; "Human Body on a Chip" research

Cancer Solutions 2012/27

New Cancer Drug Candidate Shows Promise; Koch Institute Symposia 2012; Paula Hammond Changing the World; 3-D Printed Network May Help Grow Artificial Liver; Enzymes May Be Key to Fighting Colon Cancer; Nucleic Acid "Origami" Improves Delivery; Langer Honored by Society of Chemical Industry

Cancer Solutions 2012/26

New promise in treating aggressive breast cancer; Bio flash mob at the KI; Targeted nanoparticles deliver antibiotics; KI member elected to National Academy of Sciences; Two KI Members elected to AAAS; Cancer drug therapy direct to tumor; Targeted drug delivery encouraging in clinic trials

Cancer Solutions 2011/25

Unique collaboration key in attack on cancer; AAAS names Phillip Sharp President-Elect for 2013; Tiny sponge-like spheres to deliver cancer treatment; Implantable device succeeds in clinical trial; KI's Associate Director Dane Wittrup elected to NAE

Cancer Solutions 2011/24

Liver-like cells hold promise for studying patient-specific responses; Imaging technology could improve brain tumor treatment; Surprising improvement in production of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells; How cancer cells grow with limited supplies; Cima lab profiled by ABC News

Cancer Solutions 2011/23

Platelets as a "travel kit" for tumor cell migration?; Unique surface triples stem cell growth in culture; Koch Institute recognized for energy efficiency; RNA interference inhibits inflammation; National Medal of Science awarded to KI member

Cancer Solutions 2011/22

KI director to be named to National Cancer Advisory Board; Koch Institute professor named winner of The Economist's Annual Innovation Awards; Warren Alpert Foundation Prize awarded to KI member; Understanding how tumors maintain equilibrium; Molded microparticles for better drug delivery; KI members selected as 2011 ACS Fellows

Cancer Solutions 2011/21

Drug screening enhanced through tissue engineering; Using a patch may reduce the need for conventional needles; Aging reversed in yeast cells; Microfluidic chip used to measure single cell density; Nanoparticles zero in on tumor

Cancer Solutions 2011/20

KI member awarded 2012 Priestley Medal; Vulnerable breast cancer stem cells; Turning off cancer’s growth signals; Drug found to target common oncogene; Removing one amino acid could target melanoma; Removable 'cloak' helps target tumors

Cancer Solutions 2011/19

New insights into lung cancer metastasis; Stand Up 2 Cancer Dream Team summit; Targeted cancer drugs working better; Conquering cancer symposium; Lemelson student prize winner; Drug delivery nanoparticles improve

Cancer Solutions 2011/18

MIT150 Cancer Symposium; Targeting a universal cancer weakness; Institute celebrates formal opening; Nano-sized vaccines; Damon-Runyon Innovation Award; Two more KI members named to National Academy of Engineering

Cancer Solutions 2011/17

MIT150 Cancer Symposium; Koch Institute building dedication; The power of convergence; KI member to receive MGH prize

Cancer Solutions 2010/16

Nanoparticles' direct drug delivery; Bringing drugs to tumors; Turning off cancer genes; Know thy target; New target for cancer drugs

Cancer Solutions 2010/15

Cancer hiding spot revealed; Potential prostate cancer drug delivery; New Koch Institute building opens; KI member gets Deshpande Center grant; KI member receives National Medal of Science

Cancer Solutions 2010/14

Cocktail nanoparticles improve cancer treatment; Nae awards innovation prize to KI's Langer; New way to make cancer drugs, cheaper; Unexpected twist in cancer metabolism; Winning the "War on Cancer"

Cancer Solutions 2010/13

Protein discovered with prognostic potential in leukemias; Parallel detection of gene expression; Pharmacy on the back of a cell; Better way to grow stem cells; NCI SBIR workshop coming soon

Cancer Solutions 2010/12

Protein discovered with prognostic potential in AML and CML; KI launches new academic-industrial partnership; The 9th KI Annual Oncology Conference sells out; Shining a new light on cancer pathways; Untangling how cancers spread

Cancer Solutions 2010/11

Small RNAs continue to provide big surprises; "Directed evolution" may lead to new cancer drugs; KI expands international collaboration network into India; Oncogene's secret growth formula; Rapid analysis of DNA damage now possible; KI integrative approaches to cancer research

Cancer Solutions 2010/10

Another KI member elected to NAS; KI member receives AACR Foti Award; Recruiting from the microenvironment; Why cancer drugs lose their poser; "Weighing the facts" in cancer biology; KI integrative approaches to cancer research

Cancer Solutions 2010/9

Starving a tumor; Scientist of the Year from KI faculty; KI members among "hottest" researchers; KI member awarded prestigious medical prize; Charting new approaches to glioblastoma treatment

Cancer Solutions 2010/8

KI to help lead pancreatic cancer consortium; KI to host new NCI Center of Cancer Systems Biology; Cancer cell metabolism: A new drug target; 'Nano cocktail' targets tumors; Summer Symposium expects to bring top cancer experts to MIT

Cancer Solutions 2010/7

New nano-formulation advances RNAI therapeutics; Old discovery may bring new cancer therapies; Advances in pancreatic cancer research; KI member awarded Linus Pauling medal; KI Oncology Solutions Forum 2009

Cancer Solutions 2009/6

New ovarian cancer therapy continues to improve; Nano-formulation heads toward the clinic; Possible origins of pancreatic cancer revealed; Micro-RNA mediate metastasis suppression; Cancer research gets physical

Cancer Solutions 2009/5

Making cancer a manageable disease; Beyond the biopsy - tiny cancer monitor; Ultra tiny "bees" target tumors; Screening could lead to more potent drugs; New tools to target cancer stem cells

Cancer Solutions 2009/4

Fast tracking personalized cancer care; Suppressing ovarian tumor growth shows promise; Nova profiles KI's Sangeeta Bhatia; Forbes reports how cancer drug may also slow aging; The power of local delivery

Cancer Solutions 2009/3

9th annual Koch Institute Symposium targets metastasis; RNA snippet suppresses spread of breast cancer; KI faculty named amoung the top New England innovators; KI faculty members awarded SU2C Dream Team grant; SU2C award announcement on MSNBC

Cancer Solutions 2009/2

Implanted sensor can track tumor in real-time; Gold "nanorods" show promise in detection and treatment; Jacks elected to national academy of sciences; Tyler Jacks takes the helm as President of AACR; Economist reports on convergence

Cancer Solutions 2009/1

"Fuzzy Logic'" reveals cells' inner workings; New test that may predict aggressive cancer; Emerging role of artificial livers in developing new drugs; A major advance in reprogramming skin cells into stem cells; KI grad student wins Lemelson-MIT prize