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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
Memorial Sloan Kettering Appoints Pereira & O’Dell New York as Creative Agency of Record, Media Storm as Media Agency of Record

Memorial Sloan Kettering announced the appointment of Pereira & O’Dell in New York as its creative agency of record and Media Storm as its media agency of record.

February 25, 2014
Cell Therapy Shows Remarkable Ability to Eradicate Cancer in Clinical Study

The largest clinical study ever conducted to date of patients with advanced leukemia found that 88 percent achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

February 19, 2014
Research Links Obesity to Poor Survival in Tongue Cancer Patients

A collaborative effort among cancer experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College has yielded an interesting association: Obesity prior to diagnosis is associated with a five-fold increase in the risk of death from early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.

February 4, 2014
Newly Engineered Monoclonal Antibody Shows Promise, Moves toward Clinical Testing

Memorial Sloan Kettering and Eureka Therapeutics recently entered into a licensing agreement with Novartis to develop a unique monoclonal antibody.

January 28, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Shares $540 Million in New Funding From Ludwig Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, along with five other elite academic institutions, will share an unprecedented total of $540 million in new financial support from Ludwig Cancer Research.

January 6, 2014

2013

Foundation Medicine Launches FoundationOne™ Heme, Developed in Collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

FoundationOne Heme was developed using technology, methods and computational algorithms developed by Foundation Medicine, combined with Memorial Sloan Kettering’s deep and vast expertise in clinical and laboratory research into hematologic malignancies.

December 7, 2013
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