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Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Stance on the High Cost of Cancer Drugs

MSK physicians Peter Bach and Leonard Saltz sparked a national debate in 2012 when they published an op-ed in the New York Times detailing Memorial Sloan Kettering’s refusal to include a new colorectal cancer drug on the hospital’s formulary because of its high cost. Drs. Bach and Saltz continue to engage the media in this discussion, appearing most recently on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Both are available to discuss the burden these high prices have on patients, the current healthcare marketplace that allows cancer drugs to be priced so high, and what the medical community is poised to do about it. For more information and to set up an interview, email the Media Staff at mediastaff@mskcc.org.

Monday, October 6, 2014
First Anti-PD-1 Drug Approved by FDA for Patients with Advanced Melanoma

The first in a new class of immunotherapy drugs was granted FDA approval on September 4, 2014. MSK physicians played a major role in the clinical trials that led to its approval and are continuing to conduct trials using the therapy in melanoma and other cancers.

Friday, September 5, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Study Finds Robotic Surgery No Better Than Open Procedure for Bladder Cancer

Physicians at Memorial Sloan Kettering have found that robotic surgery to remove a cancerous bladder did not reduce the risk of complications as compared with traditional open surgery. Findings were published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was conducted at MSK with surgeons experienced in both procedures and raises questions about the cost effectiveness of robotic surgery. For more information and to set up interviews with Dr. Bernard Bochner or Dr. Vincent Laudone, please contact Emily O’Donnell at odonnele@mskcc.org.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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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.

Wednesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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David’s Legacy: Communications Training for Our Pediatric Nurses

The death of one courageous young man and the vision and generosity of his parents are making a difference for pediatric cancer patients at the end of life, as well as for their families.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Genetic Mutations Found in Rare Salivary Tumor Could Improve Diagnosis and Treatment

Genetic alterations linked to a rare salivary cancer could also shed light on more common malignancies.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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What to Know Before You Fill Your Next Prescription

Navigating insurance requirements and filling and paying for prescription medications can be a challenge for patients. These tips can ensure your next trip to the pharmacy is a smooth one.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Cancer: Unpronounceable Drugs, Incomprehensible Prices

Epidemiologist Peter Bach commented on the continued rise in cancer drug prices.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Gene Mutation Discovered In Breast Cancer Research

Clinical geneticist Kenneth Offit discussed new findings about a gene called PALB2 that is linked to breast cancer.

Friday, August 8, 2014
Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Pediatric oncologist Richard O’Reilly discussed a study he led that confirms that transplantation for severe combined immunodeficiency works well in very young children.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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