Pictured: Jedd Wolchok and James Allison
In the News
By Media Staff  |  Friday, April 20, 2012

In an article describing the history and promise of immunotherapy for cancer treatment, the magazine highlights the groundbreaking work of James Allison, Chair of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Immunology Program, and medical oncologist and immunologist Jedd Wolchok.

Pictured: Michael Kharas
Profile
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, April 11, 2012

As a child, Michael Kharas knew that he wanted to “be making the drugs doctors use to cure people.” Today he investigates molecular processes that stem cells and tumor cells have in common – in the hopes of uncovering insights for treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Pictured: T cells on surface on thymus
In the Lab
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Friday, April 6, 2012

A recent study holds promise for the development of a new type of drug to alleviate immune deficiency caused by cancer treatment, radiation injury, or certain diseases.

Pictured: American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2012
Announcement
By Media Staff  |  Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, held its 2012 annual meeting in Chicago.

Pictured: Kidney CancerSmart Lecture
Video
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Watch the latest videos of our kidney cancer experts discussing advances in diagnosis and personalized treatment at our CancerSmart lecture series.

Pictured: Monica Morrow
Honor
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dr. Morrow is the first surgeon and the first person from Memorial Sloan Kettering to receive the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s award, which recognizes breast cancer researchers who are also excellent mentors.

Pictured: Charles Sawyers
Honor
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beginning in April 2013, physician-scientist Charles Sawyers will serve as President of the American Association for Cancer Research, the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research.

Research
Pictured: Elizabeth Morris
In the O.R.
By Esther Napolitano, BS and Allyson Collins, MS
Friday, March 16, 2012

Memorial Sloan Kettering is the first and only hospital in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to offer a new, more patient-friendly approach for doctors to precisely pinpoint and remove small breast cancers.

Pictured: Ross Levine
In the Lab
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, March 15, 2012

Researchers have identified a set of genetic abnormalities that can enhance prognostic accuracy and aid treatment selection for people with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Pictured: Nai-Kong Cheung
In the Lab
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In a large-scale genome-sequencing study, researchers have discovered mutations in neuroblastoma tumors that could aid the development of diagnostic tests and therapies.

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
In the Clinic
By Media Staff  |  Thursday, March 8, 2012

Findings from a multidisciplinary research team led by Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist and immunologist Jedd Wolchok could help shed light on the immune system’s role in fighting cancer.

Pictured: Ann Zauber
In the Clinic
By Esther Napolitano, BS and Julie Grisham, MS
Thursday, February 23, 2012

For the first time, a new study has shown that removing polyps by colonoscopy not only prevents colorectal cancer from developing, but also prevents deaths from the disease.

Pictured: Timothy Chan
In the Lab
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering studies provide new clues about genetic mutations that affect cell behavior and play a role in several types of cancer.

Pictured: Ion Channel K2P1
Q&A
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, February 9, 2012

Structural biologist Stephen Long talks about how his team used x-ray crystallography to discover the structure of an ion channel called K2P1.

Pictured: Robert Motzer
In the Clinic
By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The recent FDA approval of axitinib provides a viable treatment option for patients who progress on or cannot tolerate the side effects of other approved drugs for the disease.

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