Graduate School Launches Redesigned Website

The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has redesigned its website to enhance the experience of current and prospective students.

Monday, July 23, 2012
Pictured: Joao Xavier and Eric Pamer
Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Studies Focus on Role of Antibiotics in Stem Cell Transplantation

New studies investigate how the use of antibiotics affects the balance of both harmful and beneficial bacteria in patients undergoing stem cell transplantation.

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Pictured: Joan Massagué
Study Links Cancer’s Ability to Spread with Chemotherapy Resistance

A team of investigators from Memorial Sloan Kettering has shown for the first time that tumor growth, metastasis, and chemotherapy resistance are connected to the same molecular changes inside breast cancer cells.

Friday, July 6, 2012
Pictured: Douglas Levine and Petar Jelinic
New Web Tool Helps Researchers Explore How the Genome Changes in Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators hope their new web tool will improve the accessibility of large-scale genome-sequencing information for cancer researchers everywhere, and accelerate research and therapeutic discovery.

Thursday, June 21, 2012
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
Pictured: Graduates
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
Pictured: Michael Kharas
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
Pictured: T cells on surface on thymus
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
Pictured: Charles Sawyers
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