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2006

New York Yankees and Memorial Sloan Kettering Launch Yankees Universe

The New York Yankees and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have announced a new and unprecedented initiative to raise funds to help support research and treatment for children with cancer.

April 10, 2006
Protein Regulates Quiescent Blood Stem Cells that Are Linked to Enhanced Recovery from Radiation and Chemotherapy

Scientists have uncovered new information about what orchestrates the complex balance between blood stem cells and mature blood cells, a relationship that is often disrupted in leukemia. The results will lead to a better understanding of the behavior of leukemic cells and may have vital clinical applications for patients recovering from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or bone marrow transplantation.

March 13, 2006
Chemotherapy Pumped Directly to the Liver Improves Survival for Patients with Colorectal Cancer That Has Spread to the Liver

A multi-institutional study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) shows that patients whose colorectal cancer has spread to the liver and who received chemotherapy directly to the liver through a pump in the abdomen (an approach called Hepatic Arterial Infusion or HAI) fare better than those who received systemic (intravenously administered) chemotherapy.

February 27, 2006
Underutilized Treatment for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Found to Significantly Improve Survival

Women with Stage III ovarian cancer when treated with a combination of intravenous (IV) and intra-abdominal chemotherapy, following the successful surgical removal of tumors, survived almost a year longer than those who received IV chemotherapy alone.

January 4, 2006

2003

New Computerized Tool Predicts Chance of Breast Cancer's Spread from the Sentinel Lymph Nodes to Axillary Lymph Nodes

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have developed a new computerized tool called a nomogram that will help patients and their physicians calculate the likelihood of breast cancer spreading beyond the sentinel lymph nodes to additional lymph nodes under the arms (axilla).

December 3, 2003
Risk for Lung Cancer Varies Among Smokers

A new study that shows lung cancer risk varies widely among smokers may help individuals and their doctors decide if voluntary screening is appropriate for them.

March 19, 2003

2002

Computerized Tool Predicts Sarcoma Survival

In a development that holds promise for advancing the treatment of patients with sarcoma, researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have developed a new prognostic tool that is more accurate than any previously available for this disease.

February 1, 2002
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