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American Society of Clinical Oncology Releases Report on the State of Cancer Care in America

Cancer will become the leading cause of death in the US by 2030 according to a new report, but rising healthcare costs and oncology workforce shortages threaten to limit access to high-quality cancer care.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Expertise Stands Out at Transplant Meeting

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s achievements in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation are taking center stage at the 2014 BMT Tandem Meeting, a joint conference of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, which runs from February 26 through March 2. At the meeting, Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Service Chief Sergio Giralt will assume his role as ASBMT President for the coming year, while Richard O’Reilly, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Service, will deliver one of the featured lectures. In addition, Memorial Sloan Kettering physician-scientists Robert Jenq and Yusuke Shono will be presenting two of the six “best abstracts” highlighted at the meeting, which were chosen from a total of 528 abstracts submitted from 30 countries. For more information and to set up interviews, email the Media Staff at mediastaff@mskcc.org.

Wednesday, February 26, 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.

Friday, February 21, 2014

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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.

Thursday, 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.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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New Imaging Method Lights Up Cancer Cells during Surgery

A new optical-imaging approach could enable surgeons to more precisely visualize cancerous tissue during an operation.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Sergio Giralt Joins Robin Roberts on 'Good Morning America'

Robin Roberts is joined on Good Morning America by Sergio Giralt, Chief of the Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Service.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Lancet Oncology Covers Feature Patient Artwork

Artwork by Memorial Sloan Kettering patients is being featured on the cover of a prestigious medical journal throughout 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

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Whose Gene Is It Anyway? Doctors Face Dilemmas Over Risk Knowledge

Geneticist Mark Robson discussed the pros and cons of genetic testing.

Friday, February 28, 2014
Teen Helped Research Her Own Disease

Pediatric surgeon Michael La Quaglia worked with eighteen-year-old cancer survivor Elana Simon to identify a genetic abnormality that may be a cause of her cancer, called fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.

Friday, February 28, 2014
Removing Ovaries Cuts Risk of Death in Gene Carriers

Geneticist Noah Kauff commented on a study that suggests that removing the ovaries in young women with BRCA mutations cuts the risk of death, but carries heavy costs in terms of quality of life.

Monday, February 24, 2014

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