Pictured: Alexander Rudensky
Profile
By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Monday, December 16, 2013

Alexander Rudensky’s research focuses on the role of a subset of white blood cells called regulatory T cells, which are believed to suppress the immune system’s ability to fight tumors.

Pictured: Wendy Lichtenthal
Support
By Jenifer Goodwin, Freelance Writer  |  Friday, December 13, 2013

Clinical psychologist Wendy Lichtenthal offers advice to people with cancer and their loved ones, to whom “Happy Holidays” may ring hollow this year.

Pictured: Charles L. Sawyers, William Polkinghorn & Simon Powell
In the Lab
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, December 12, 2013

Laboratory studies have revealed an explanation for why androgen-deprivation therapy makes radiation therapy more effective in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer.

Pictured: Charles Sklar
Q&A
By Maureen Salamon, BA, Freelance Writer  |  Wednesday, December 11, 2013

In this Q&A, pediatric endocrinologist Charles Sklar discusses Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Long-Term Follow-Up Program, which manages the health of pediatric cancer survivors.

Pictured: Ross Levine
In the Clinic
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  Monday, December 9, 2013

A new diagnostic test co-developed by Memorial Sloan Kettering identifies hundreds of genetic alterations in blood cancers, which will guide physicians in treatment decisions.

Pictured: Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain & Renier Brentjens
In the News
By Christina Pernambuco-Holsten, MA  |  Friday, December 6, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s partnership in a pioneering effort to speed the development of cancer immunotherapies drew national headlines.

Pictured: Michael Foley
Announcement
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Thursday, December 5, 2013

A renowned chemist with 25 years of industry and academic experience, Michael Foley will lead a pioneering collaboration designed to speed the development of new drugs for people with cancer and other diseases.

Pictured: Casper zebrafish
Snapshot
By Jennifer Bell, PhD  |  Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Physician and cell biologist Richard White has generated a transparent and stripeless strain of zebrafish to study how tumors develop the capacity to metastasize to new organs.

Pictured: Aisha Hasan
Slide Show
By Media Staff  |  Monday, December 2, 2013

The grant, which Dr. Hasan will use to develop novel immune therapies for two childhood cancers, was presented at Memorial Sloan Kettering and involved a special activity for pediatric patients.

Pictured: Vivian Strong
Video
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Friday, November 29, 2013

Dr. Strong, a minimally invasive surgery specialist, talks about walking her patients through the steps of the treatment process to ease any concerns before a procedure.

Pictured: William Jarnagin
Video
By Susanna French  |  Wednesday, November 27, 2013

On the occasion of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, watch a video of our experts discussing the latest in pancreatic cancer treatment.

Pictured: Azeez Farooki
Ask the Expert
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering endocrinologist Azeez Farooki discusses the risk factors associated with diabetes and why cancer treatment may be more complicated for those who are diabetic.

Cancer Care
Pictured: Joan Massagué
Announcement
By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Monday, November 25, 2013

Internationally recognized cancer biologist Joan Massagué has been named Director of the Sloan Kettering Institute. He was previously Chair of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Pictured: Nabil Rizk
Q&A
By Nabil Rizk, MD, Thoracic Surgeon  |  Friday, November 22, 2013

Thoracic surgeon Nabil Rizk answers questions about lung cancer that friends of Memorial Sloan Kettering asked on our Facebook page.

Pictured: Jamie S. Ostroff
Ask the Expert
By Helen Garey, MPH, Freelance Writer  |  Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tobacco cessation expert Jamie Ostroff says there are many good reasons to quit smoking after you have been diagnosed with cancer.

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