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Event

Why They Run: Fred’s Team Runners Take on the TCS New York City Marathon

Hear from five Fred’s Team members about why they’re running the New York City Marathon in 2017.

Shawn, a Fred’s Team runner

Feature

Six Myths about Donating Bone Marrow and Stem Cells

Bone marrow transplants can be a lifesaving treatment for cancer patients, many of whom rely on cells from unrelated donors.

In the News

At #AACR16, Vice President Biden Unveils ‘Moonshot’ Goal: A Decade’s Worth of Progress in Five Years

The 2016 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) ended with a visit from the Vice President.

In the Clinic

Innovative Research Center Will Explore Hereditary Cancer Genes

MSK’s new Robert and Kate Niehaus Center for Inherited Cancer Genomics is using the latest in gene sequencing technologies to discover the inherited causes of cancer.

Kenneth Offit

Feature

Nine Things to Be Thankful for at MSK

Our staff and volunteers do much more than care for patients’ medical needs. Here’s a list of some of the many ways we try to make people’s lives better.

Two dogs wearing hats.

Feature

Sloan Kettering Institute Marks 70 Years of Changing Cancer

The research arm of Memorial Sloan Kettering was established to apply industrial techniques to the study of cancer.

Giving

A Not-So-Stiff Upper Lip

Mustaches for Kids raises funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric patients in a most hairy way.

Billy Kupferman of Mustaches for Kids and Eve H.

Giving

Directed Blood Donations: A Gift to Cancer Patients

For family and friends looking to contribute in any way they can, giving blood on behalf of a particular patient can be a great help.

In the Community

Giving Supplies a Second Life, and Making an Environmental Impact in the Process

Memorial Sloan Kettering “green” committees focus on waste reduction and energy efficiency throughout the institution while donating useful supplies to New York–area nonprofits.

Video

Musicians On Call: Volunteers with a Melodious Bedside Manner

The volunteer organization Musicians On Call complements therapy with bedside performances.

Pictured: Musician Volunteer