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: Bruce
Patient Story
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Monday, April 9, 2012

A routine blood test led to a diagnosis of bone cancer for Bruce, an otherwise healthy 43-year-old writer. Surgeons at Memorial Sloan Kettering removed his cancer and saved his leg, giving him the chance to resume his career as “the writer who walks.”

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.

Video
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Michael was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia at age 16. After receiving treatment in the Department of Pediatrics he is a cancer survivor and college student, looking forward to “taking the artistic field by force.”

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: Mary Ellen McEvily
Feature
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Friday, March 30, 2012

Volunteers staff this new series of art workshops, called Art Expressions, for outpatients, families, and caregivers.

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: Sergio Giralt
Q&A
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Monday, March 26, 2012

Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Service Chief Sergio Giralt explains recent advances that are enabling more patients to survive the most difficult period after receiving a transplant.

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: Peter Scardino
Q&A
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Monday, March 12, 2012

Department of Surgery Chair Peter T. Scardino reflects on the expanding role of surgery at an institution devoted to caring for people with cancer.

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.

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