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
Pictured: BCG
Study Clarifies How Bladder Cancer Treatment Works

Researchers have shed light on how an important treatment for early-stage bladder cancer enters cancer cells to eradicate them.

Friday, February 1, 2013
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New Findings Clarify How Kidney Cancer Spreads to Distant Organs

Scientists have identified genes and biological mechanisms that one day could be targeted with drugs to stop kidney cancer from spreading to the bone, brain, or other organs.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Pictured: Michel Sadelain
New Technique Could Make Cell-Based Immune Therapies for Cancer Safer and More Effective

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have reported a new method that could allow the development of more-specific, cell-based therapies for cancer.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Pictured: Ming Li
Study Suggests New Ways of Manipulating Immune System to Treat Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer

Recent findings by Memorial Sloan Kettering immunologists might one day pave the way for new strategies to control a range of diseases, including autoimmune disorders and cancer.

Friday, December 14, 2012