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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s videos feature our leading scientists highlighting the latest advances in biomedical research. Our investigators explain how recent developments in genetics, biology, and other areas of science contribute to better treatments for cancer patients.

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2011 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering President and CEO Craig Thompson along with cancer biologist Andrea Ventura, molecular biologist Iestyn Whitehouse, and developmental biologist Jennifer Zallen explain how recent developments contribute to better treatments for cancer patients.

110:45 minutes 11/09/2011 - 6:00 AM
Why We All Don't Get Cancer (Part 1 of 3) 2010

Craig B. Thompson, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses new ways to think about cancer and how cancer arises in human beings.

32:00 minutes 02/11/2011 - 5:00 PM
How Molecules Work to Make and Shape a Cell : Insights into Tissue Development and Homeostasis (Part 2 of 3) 2010

Developmental biologist Mary K. Baylies discusses the mechanisms that drive cells and how genetic approaches in flies have allowed us to find the fundamental genes and mechanisms driving muscle morphogenesis.

37:00 minutes 02/11/2011 - 5:00 PM
Finding Needles in the Haystack: Making Inroads into the Cancer Genome (Part 3 of 3) 2010

Physician-scientist Timothy A. Chan discusses cancer genomics at the forefront of cancer research and how developments have allowed researchers to discover what goes wrong in cancer faster than and more thoroughly.

39:00 minutes 02/11/2011 - 5:00 PM
Introduction by Memorial Sloan Kettering President Harold Varmus (Part 1 of 3) 2009

Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, has served as the President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since January 2000. Watch Dr. Varmus introduce the seminar’s senior investigators.

04:19 minutes 12/30/2009 - 4:00 PM
How Modern Genomic Techniques Can Be Used to Identify Novel Mutations in Human Cancers and to Develop Molecularly Targeted Therapies (Part 2 of 3) 2009

Physician-scientist, Ross Levine, discusses how the study of genomic techniques can lead to the development of new treatments.

40:38 minutes 12/30/2009 - 4:00 PM
How Imaging Techniques Play an Important role in Cancer Drug Discovery as well as in Screening, Tumor Characterization, and Assessment of Treatment Responses (Part 3 of 3) 2009

Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Lawrence Schwartz, discusses the role of imaging in detection, characterization, staging, and in assessing the response to therapy in cancer treatment.

36:34 minutes 12/30/2009 - 4:00 PM
Introduction by Memorial Sloan Kettering President Harold Varmus (Part 1 of 5) 2008

Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, has served as the President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since January 2000. Watch Dr. Varmus introduce the seminar’s senior investigators.

02:57 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
How Molecules and Signals Control Cell Behavior During Normal Embryonic Development and in Tumors (Part 2 of 5) 2008

Developmental biologist Kathryn Anderson explains developmental biology and its relationship to cancer mutations occurring during life.

23:31 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
How Cell Division Plays a Central Role in Human Health and Disease (Part 3 of 5) 2008

Molecular biologist Prasad Jallepalli explains fundamental machinery and mechanisms of how cells divide.

33:55 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
How Genetic Mutations Influence Cancer Risk and How Hereditary Predisposition Influences Cancer (Part 4 of 5) 2008

Medical oncologist Kenneth Offit explains inherited mutations, hereditary disease, and its influences on cancer.

23:52 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
Question and Answer Session (Part 5 of 5) 2008

Students ask our scientists questions about research at Memorial Sloan Kettering and current cancer topics.

20:43 minutes 11/06/2008 - 12:00 PM
Introduction by Memorial Sloan Kettering President Harold Varmus (Part 1 of 4) 2007

Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, has served as the President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since January 2000. Watch Dr. Varmus introduces the seminar’s senior investigators.

01:42 minutes 11/08/2007 (All day)
How Cancer Cells Hijack Normal Cells to Promote Tumor Growth (Part 2 of 4) 2007

Watch cancer biologist, Johanna Joyce, as she explains how normal cells in the tumor microenvironment can have a positive and a negative influence on cancer progression, depending on the stage of tumor development.

30:40 minutes 11/08/2007 (All day)
How We Can Mobilize the Immune System to Attack Cancer (Part 3 of 4) 2007

Watch immunologist, James Allison, as he explains how the immune system defends and the body and how his research is showing the capability of the immune system to attack cancer.

27:01 minutes 11/08/2007 (All day)
Students Ask Memorial Sloan Kettering Investigators Questions (Part 4 of 4) 2007

Watch students ask our scientists questions about research at Memorial Sloan Kettering and current cancer topics.

10:45 minutes 11/08/2007 (All day)
Introduction by Memorial Sloan Kettering President Harold Varmus (Part 1 of 5) 2006

Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, has served as the President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since January 2000. Dr. Varmus introduces the seminar’s three senior investigators.

9:52 minutes 09/19/2006 (All day)
New Methods for Fighting Metastasis (Part 2 of 5) 2006

Joan Massagué is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of cancer metastasis (the spread of cancers in the body) and growth factors that regulate cell behavior. In this lecture, Dr. Massagué explains how scientists and clinicians in Memorial Sloan Kettering laboratories are developing new ways to fight metastasis.

34:04 minutes 09/19/2006 (All day)
The Promise of Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapy (Part 3 of 5) 2006

A physician-scientist and Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Charles Sawyers studies how signaling pathway abnormalities in cancer cells can be exploited as targets for new cancer drugs. In this lecture, Dr. Sawyers discusses how recent success in targeted therapy is changing the way we hope to treat other cancers.

23:54 minutes 09/19/2006 (All day)
New Models for Cancer Drug Discovery and Development (Part 4 of 5) 2006

Here at Memorial Sloan Kettering, David Scheinberg is pursuing the development of novel targeted cancer therapies, including antibodies and vaccines. In this lecture, Dr. Scheinberg explains how new therapies are being discovered and developed into effective cancer treatments.

27:40 minutes 09/19/2006 (All day)