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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
Memorial Sloan Kettering Ranks First in the Nation for Cancer Care

Memorial Sloan Kettering 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. Since the inception of the revered list 25 years ago, MSK has held either the first or second spot each year.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
New Research at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts are available to comment on research presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, including research in immunotherapy and targeted therapy, as well as breast, prostate, colorectal, and lung cancers, among others. For more information and to set up interviews or access photos and video, email Caitlin Hool at hoolc@mskcc.org.

Friday, May 30, 2014

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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.

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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The Oncology Clinic of the Future Is a Reality at Memorial Sloan Kettering

With innovative advances in technology and “smart rooms” responsive to individual patients, our Clinic of the Future is a thing of the present.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Why Consider Robotic Surgery for Lung, Esophageal, and Other Chest Cancers?

Less trauma and faster recovery are among the reasons that thoracic surgeon Bernard Park says people should consider robotic surgery for removing a cancer in the chest.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A Talk with Chau Dang, Chief of the Medical Oncology Service at MSK’s West Harrison Outpatient Center

We spoke with medical oncologist Chau Dang about her role as Chief of MSK’s newest suburban outpatient treatment center in West Harrison, New York.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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HPV Test Better than Pap for Assessing Cervical Cancer Risk: Study

Gynecologic surgeon Mario Leitao commented on a study that suggests that testing for HPV may be a better way to predict whether a woman is at risk of developing cervical cancer than a traditional Pap test.

Friday, August 8, 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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