Pressroom: Press Releases

2014

Memorial Sloan Kettering Study Shows New Kind of Targeted Drug Has Promise for Leukemia Patients

A new type of cancer therapy that targets an oncometabolite produced dramatic results in patients with advanced leukemia in an early-phase clinical trial.

December 7, 2014
Studies Led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Investigators Show Immunotherapy Drugs Improve Outcomes in Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

A number of scientific breakthroughs have led to the development of drugs that unleash the power of the immune system to recognize and attack cancer. For Classical Hodgkin lymphoma patients, two phase I studies are already demonstrating dramatic results.

December 6, 2014
Positive Data from Pivotal Phase III Study Could Improve Standard of Care for Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

In a late-stage clinical trial, Hodgkin lymphoma patients who received brentuximab vedotin post-transplant lived longer without disease progression than patients who received only supportive care.

December 6, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Team Makes Key Discovery in Understanding Immunotherapy’s Successes—And Its Failures

A collaborative team of leaders in the field of cancer immunology has made a key discovery that advances the understanding of why some patients respond to ipilimumab, an immunotherapy drug, while others do not.

November 19, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Brings Cancer Care Closer to Home for Hudson Valley Residents

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s suburban presence is expanding with its newest and largest state-of-the-art facility set to welcome patients on October 6 in West Harrison, New York.

October 1, 2014
New Academic-Industry Partnership Creates Online Registry for Patients Tested for Inherited Cancer Risk

The Prospective Registry Of Multi-Plex Testing (PROMPT) - a new online, volunteer registry for individuals who have been tested for inherited mutations in cancer-causing genes - will provide data vital to improving our understanding of newly discovered, cancer-associated genes and allow current and future generations to better interpret and benefit from knowledge of their genomes.

September 23, 2014
Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Officially Certified as the First Member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute has been formally certified as the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for cancer patients in community healthcare settings.

September 16, 2014
The Newest Precision Medicine Tool: Prostate Cancer Organoids

Research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering has shown for the first time that organoids derived from human prostate cancer tumors can be grown in the laboratory.

September 4, 2014
MSK and Pereira & O’Dell New York Launch Campaign to Announce MSK’s New Creative Platform: More Science. Less Fear.

MSK introduced its first new creative campaign in nearly two decades. The creative platform and campaign elements were developed and produced by MSK’s creative agency of record, Pereira & O’Dell New York.

September 2, 2014
Medical Director Appointed at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Locations in Westchester, New Jersey, and Long Island

Ephraim Casper, MD, has been appointed Medical Director for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Regional Care Network, comprised of six outpatient suburban locations — three on Long Island; two in Westchester County, New York; and one in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

July 31, 2014
Transplantation Shown to Be Highly Effective in Treating Immune Deficiency in Children

Babies who are born with severe combined immunodeficiency can be successfully treated with a transplant of blood-forming stem cells, according to experts led by Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Richard O’Reilly.

July 30, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Ranks First in the Nation for Cancer Care

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is proud and honored to announce it has been named the number one hospital for cancer care in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual listing of Best Hospitals.

July 15, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Appoints DigitasLBi as Digital Agency of Record Phase2 Selected as Drupal Technology Partner

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is partnering with DigitasLBi and Phase2 to help expand MSK’s digital reach.

June 19, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Quest Diagnostics Partner to Advance Precision Medicine in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering and Quest Diagnostics announced a joint collaboration that will utilize MSK’s clinical and research insights into gene mutations associated with solid tumors.

June 1, 2014
Study Using Comprehensive Genomic Tumor Testing to Match Lung Cancer Patients with Targeted Therapies Transforms Care

New data from a study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians that used targeted therapy for patients with the most common type of lung cancer has helped transform treatment for the disease.

May 20, 2014
Landmark Gift of $100 Million from the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Will Support Groundbreaking Approach to Precision Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering launched the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, an ambitious initiative to improve cancer care and research through genomic analysis.

May 20, 2014
Phase I Data Suggest PLX3397 Is a Potential Therapy for Patients with Advanced Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis

New research from Memorial Sloan Kettering highlighted in advance of the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology demonstrates the powerful clinical benefit of giving patients a drug that targets the molecular abnormality driving the growth of advanced pigmented villonodular synovitis, a rare and debilitating joint disease.

May 14, 2014
Paying It Forward: Breakthrough Prize Winners and Institutions Commit $3 Million in Support of Next Generation of Scientists

Three winners of the first-ever Breakthrough Prizes — Charles L. Sawyers, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Cornelia I. Bargmann, PhD, of the Rockefeller University; and Lewis C. Cantley, PhD, of Weill Cornell Medical College — have committed a portion of their Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences award to establish a new annual prize for promising postdoctoral trainees.

May 12, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Establishes New Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology

Memorial Sloan Kettering has launched a collaborative translational research center that will unite researchers specializing in two rapidly growing fields: molecular imaging and nanotechnology.

April 25, 2014
Study Reveals Mechanisms Cancer Cells Use to Establish Metastatic Brain Tumors

New research from Memorial Sloan Kettering provides fresh insight into the biologic mechanisms that individual cancer cells use to metastasize to the brain.

February 27, 2014
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