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In the News

Teen Patients Offer Words of Triumph and Inspiration at Pediatric Convocation

Pediatric cancer patients Dominick Sarappa and Sydney Sims talk about their experiences battling cancer in their 2014 convocation speeches.

Pictured: Sydney Sim

In the Clinic

Tumor Sequencing Test Brings Personalized Treatment Options to More Patients

A powerful diagnostic test, MSK-IMPACT™ gives our doctors an unparalleled amount of information about individual people’s cancers to guide their treatment.

Pictured: Michael Berger

Video

The Breast Cancer Crime Scene: Our Experts Discuss Where We Are Today and Where We’re Headed

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts say that new information about the biology of breast cancer is revolutionizing the way they look at the disease.

Pictured: Larry Norton

Q & A

Age Appropriate: Treating Cancer in the Older Person

Medical oncologist Stuart Lichtman describes recent changes, challenges, and insights into how cancer is best treated in seniors.

In the Lab

Researchers Reveal How Tumors Manipulate Certain Immune Cells to Their Own Advantage

Researchers are exploring a mysterious population of immune cells that live within tumors and can help the cancer grow and spread.

Pictured: Activated macrophage

MSK at ASCO

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Expertise in Cancer Immunotherapy Draws Media Focus at 2014 ASCO Meeting

Our experts offer their perspective in major media outlets on recent research into drug- and cell-based immunotherapies for cancer.

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok

In the Clinic

New Immunotherapy Approach for Breast Cancer Shows Promise

The treatment combines a technique called cryoablation, or freezing of the tumor, with an immunotherapy drug.

Pictured: Helen McArthur

Support

Cancer Poses Challenges for Workers Trying to Stay on the Job

Pursuing a career and dealing with work-related issues can be challenging during cancer treatment and recovery, but there are ways to get help and find the balance.

Celebrating Excellence: 2014 Academic Convocation and Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School Commencement

On May 14, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 35th Academic Convocation ceremony and third annual Commencement exercises recognized 12 exceptional students who earned their PhD degrees this year from the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Pictured: Douglas Warner III, Mary-Claire King & Craig Thompson

Landmark $100 Million Gift from the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Supports a Groundbreaking Approach to Precision Oncology

With the creation of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering sets out to deliver on the promise of personalized medicine by creating better treatment options for all people with cancer.

Pictured: Michael Berger, Agnès Viale & David Solit