News

Francis M. Sirotnak
FDA Approves Lymphoma Drug Developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Patients with a rare but aggressive form of cancer now have access to a drug that has proven effective after the disease becomes resistant to standard treatments.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
James Allison
Researchers Design More Effective Cancer Vaccine

Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators have shown that a new type of cancer vaccine might be more effective than previous therapies at inducing immune cells to destroy tumors.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Investigators Pioneer a Cell-Based System for Modeling Disease and Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have engineered stem cells from patients with familial dysautonomia, a rare genetic disorder, and used them to explore the causes of the disease and to test drugs that might be effective against it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
An Interview With Simon Powell

Dr. Powell joined Memorial Sloan Kettering in 2008 as Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology with a joint appointment in Sloan Kettering Institute’s Molecular Biology Program.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Eric Holland
Eric Holland and Alexandra Joyner Elected to the Institute of Medicine

Eric C. Holland and Alexandra L. Joyner have been elected members of the Institute of Medicine.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Pictured: Kenneth J. Marians
Gerstner Sloan Kettering Receives Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute Initiative

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is one of 23 research institutions to receive a grant as part of HHMI’s Med into Grad Initiative.

Monday, November 30, 2009
Pictured: John Halliday, Neha Bhagwat, Ellen Hukkelhoven, Harold Varmus, & Eric Holland
Geoffrey Beene Graduate Student Fellowships Announced

Three second-year students — Neha Bhagwat, John Halliday, and Ellen Hukkelhoven — received Geoffrey Beene Graduate Student Fellowships.

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Two Grayer Fellows Named

Third-year students Nicholas Gauthier and Karen Hunter have been named the first Grayer Fellows at Gerstner Sloan Kettering.

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Charles Sawyers
Charles Sawyers Honored with 2009 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

Memorial Sloan Kettering physician-scientist Charles L. Sawyers has been named a recipient of the 2009 Lasker~DeBakey Award for Clinical Medical Research.

Thursday, October 1, 2009
An Interview with Neil Lipman

A veterinarian who specializes in animals used in biomedical research, Neil Lipman ensures the welfare of the Center’s research animals.

Thursday, October 1, 2009