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Feature

Out of the Closet, into the Lab: Five LGBTQ Scientists Share Their Stories

What's it like being LGBTQ in the world of science? We asked some MSK scientists to find out.

Five scientists in a lab

Honors

Pediatric Leukemia Researcher Melvyn Greaves Awarded The Society Prize at the Annual GSK Convocation

Childhood leukemia expert Melvyn Greaves received The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Prize at the 2018 Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK) commencement.

Andrew Kung with pediatric leukemia researcher Melvyn Greaves

Event

2018 MSK Convocation and Commencement Celebrates Distinguished Scientists and Scholars

Degrees were presented and awards were given at the 39th annual ceremony, held on May 30.

Outreach

Growing Cells and Future Scientists: MSK Hosts High School Students for Day of Exploration

Students from Manhattan’s Urban Academy Laboratory School paid a visit to Marcel van den Brink’s lab at MSK.

High school students in an MSK laboratory

Q & A

What Is Telemedicine and How Can It Help People with Cancer?

Meet Christian Otto, MSK’s Director of Teleoncology, who was most recently a senior scientist at NASA.

MSK’s Director of Teleoncology Christian Otto

Feature

The Man behind the Prize: How Paul Marks Shaped Modern Cancer Research

Recent advances in epigenetic and targeted therapies owe a lot to the foresight of former MSK President Paul Marks, who believed in the importance of basic research.

Former MSK president Paul Marks

Event

2017 MSK Convocation and Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Distinguished Scientists and Young Scholars

Degrees were presented and awards were given at the 38th annual ceremony held on May 18.

Graduates and speakers pose on a stage

Announcement

News from #AACR16: Precision Medicine Progress, Turbocharged CARs, and Turning Up the Heat against Cancer

At the 2016 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference, there were clear signs that cancer treatment is evolving from a slash-and-burn method to a more precisely targeted, intelligent approach.

José Baselga

Announcement

News from #AACR16: Targeted Therapy Breakthrough, Improved Survival in Melanoma, and Benefits of Gut Bugs

Long-awaited results of clinical trials testing targeted drugs and immunotherapy combinations were on offer at the annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference.

Dr. Joan Massagué, Sloan Kettering Institute Director received the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research and was named an AACR fellow at AACR16.

Advocacy

Out in Front: Scientists and Activists Call for Recognition of LGBT Cancer Risks

How does being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender affect your risk of getting cancer? Good question.

Doctor standing in front of a rainbow flag