News

Pictured: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Siddhartha Mukherjee Addresses 2013 Graduates

Physician-scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, spoke to 2013 graduates of the “tenderness and tension” inherent in scientific discovery.

Friday, May 17, 2013
Pictured: Melanocytes
Pigment-Producing Skin Cells Generated Using Stem Cell Technology

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed innovative ways to study some skin diseases, including melanoma skin cancer.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Pictured: Christopher Lima
Structural Biologist Christopher Lima Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Dr. Lima is one of 27 biomedical researchers in the country being named an HHMI investigator today. This elite group of scientists will receive approximately $150 million over the next five years.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Pictured: Charles Sawyers
Research Suggests a New Approach for Overcoming Resistance to a Targeted Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Research suggests that a new drug could be effective in patients with prostate cancer who develop resistance to the targeted therapy enzalutamide.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Pictured: Alexandria Miller
Gerstner Sloan Kettering Students Successfully Defend Dissertations

Six students have successfully defended their dissertations and will receive their PhD degrees at Commencement on May 10.

Monday, April 29, 2013
Pictured: Kenneth Offit
New Findings May Lead to Better Predictions of Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Inherited Mutations

A study identifies genetic variations that alter the risk of breast cancer in women who have a certain gene mutation.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Pictured: Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain & Renier Brentjens
Cell-Based Immune Therapy Shows Promise in Leukemia Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have used genetically modified immune cells to eradicate cancer in five patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Pictured: ESK1 Monoclonal Antibody
New Molecule Targets Proteins Inside Cancer Cells

Scientists from Memorial Sloan Kettering have collaborated on the discovery of a unique monoclonal antibody, called ESK1, that appears to be effective at targeting and destroying several types of cancer cells.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pictured: Charles Sawyers
Physician-Scientist Charles Sawyers Awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Charles Sawyers, Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, is a recipient of the inaugural $3 million prize for groundbreaking achievements in scientific research.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Pictured: Neurons
Researchers Identify Key Element of Nerve Cell Development

Researchers have clarified the process by which developing nerve cells are directed to specialize into distinct parts.

Monday, February 11, 2013