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Memorial Sloan Kettering Celebrates at Convocation and Commencement Ceremony

Degrees were presented and awards were given at the 35th annual ceremony held on May 14.

Friday, May 23, 2014
Pictured: José Baselga, Agnès Viale,  Michael Berger & David Solit
Bold Initiative to Transform Cancer Care Established with a $100 Million Gift

With the creation of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering sets out to deliver on the promise of personalized medicine by creating better treatment options for all people with cancer.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Pictured: Liver Cells
What Is Apoptosis?

Cell biologist Michael Overholtzer explains apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death that can lead to cancer when it doesn’t function properly.

Friday, May 16, 2014
Pictured: Jason Lewis, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis & Daniel Heller
Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches New Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology

The new center brings together scientists and clinicians working in various fields who will use the power of imaging to speed research and innovations in cancer care.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Pictured: Neha Bhagwat
Gerstner Sloan Kettering Students Successfully Defend Dissertations

Twelve students have successfully defended their dissertations and will receive their PhD degrees at Commencement on May 14.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Pictured: Macrophage & Tumor Cells
Turning to Bacteria for Cancer Clues

Approaches used for research into the social lives of bacteria can also be used to explore how tumors behave and evolve.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Pictured: Scott Callahan, Ken Marians, Lorenz Studer & Richard White
Second-Year Student Scott Callahan Awarded Melanoma Research Grant

Scott Callahan is the second Gerstner Sloan Kettering student to receive the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation grant, which supports exceptional melanoma research by graduate students.

Monday, April 28, 2014
Pictured: Shefali Krishna & Chong Luo
Gerstner Sloan Kettering Will Hold Its Third Biennial Retreat

GSK’s Third Biennial Retreat, April 25-26, will feature clinician-scientist Todd R. Golub in Skytop, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Pictured: Craig Thompson & Paul Marks
Memorial Sloan Kettering President Emeritus Paul Marks Publishes Memoir about His Life in Cancer Research

Former leader of Memorial Sloan Kettering Paul Marks gives a compelling view of cancer research and treatment over the past 40 years in On the Cancer Frontier: One Man, One Disease, and a Medical Revolution.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pictured: Human cell nucleus
Not So Fast: Dividing Cells Use a “Speed Limit” to Avoid Genetic Mistakes

The discovery of a molecular process that slows down cell division could provide new understanding about how some cancers develop.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014