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Pictured: Nikola Pavletich and Alexander Rudensky
Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Investigators Named to National Academy of Sciences

Structural Biology Program Chair Nikola P. Pavletich and immunologist Alexander Y. Rudensky have received one of the highest honors given to scientists working in the United States.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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First Four Students Receive Doctoral Degrees from Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

As part of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 33rd annual academic convocation on May 11, the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded PhDs to four graduates.

Friday, May 18, 2012
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok and James Allison
The New Yorker Features Immune Therapy Work of Memorial Sloan Kettering Researchers

In an article describing the history and promise of immunotherapy for cancer treatment, the magazine highlights the groundbreaking work of James Allison, Chair of the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Immunology Program, and medical oncologist and immunologist Jedd Wolchok.

Friday, April 20, 2012
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An Interview with Cancer Biologist Michael Kharas

As a child, Michael Kharas knew that he wanted to “be making the drugs doctors use to cure people.” Today he investigates molecular processes that stem cells and tumor cells have in common – in the hopes of uncovering insights for treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Study Points the Way for Future Therapy to Revive a Damaged Immune System

A recent study holds promise for the development of a new type of drug to alleviate immune deficiency caused by cancer treatment, radiation injury, or certain diseases.

Friday, April 6, 2012
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Charles Sawyers Elected President of the American Association for Cancer Research

Beginning in April 2013, physician-scientist Charles Sawyers will serve as President of the American Association for Cancer Research, the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Ping Chi Named to Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair

Medical oncologist Ping Chi has been named an incumbent of a Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair, a position designed to provide funding to outstanding young researchers at a crucial early stage in their careers.

Thursday, March 1, 2012
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Studies Show How Certain Gene Mutations May Promote Cancer

Two Memorial Sloan Kettering studies provide new clues about genetic mutations that affect cell behavior and play a role in several types of cancer.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Pictured: Ion Channel K2P1
3D Shape of an Ion Channel Revealed

Structural biologist Stephen Long talks about how his team used x-ray crystallography to discover the structure of an ion channel called K2P1.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Pictured: Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain & Renier Brentjens
Cell-Based Therapies Show Promise

Years of innovative research, technology development, and facility expansion at Memorial Sloan Kettering have led to several new experimental treatments for people with cancer.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011