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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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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)
Students Ask Memorial Sloan Kettering Investigators Questions (Part 5 of 5) 2006

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

25:33 minutes 09/19/2006 (All day)
2011 Paul Marks Prize Winners

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center feted three gifted young investigators for their insightful contributions to cancer research in a public symposium held at the Center on December 1, 2011. The 2011 recipients of the Paul Marks Prize are Scott A. Armstrong, Kornelia Polyak, and Victor E. Velculescu.

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