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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.

In the Clinic

The Truth behind Three Natural Cancer “Cures”

The wide variety of claims about alternative “cures” for cancer can be quite convincing. Find out what science has to say about these alleged alternative cancer treatments.

Cannabis oil is often heralded as an alternative cure for cancer

In the Clinic

Clinical Trial Shows Promise of “Basket Studies” for Cancer Drugs

An international clinical trial demonstrates that a drug focused on a single genetic mutation can be effective across multiple cancer types.

Graphic image. On the left side, six groups of human icons, each representing different type of cancer, some in each group with a white dot in middle of body. On the right side, image of basket filled with human icons containing white dots.

In the Lab

New Chemical Biology Program Brings Power of Chemistry to Biomedical Research

A new Sloan Kettering Institute program will enhance the use of chemical principles to investigate biological processes.

Test tubes and glass vials and beakers sit on a desk in a laboratory.

In the Lab

The Shape of Things to Come

Three-dimensional printing is showing promise for the development of many tools to help cancer patients.


Scientists Link Gene to Inherited Form of Childhood Leukemia

Researchers have found that some cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children may be linked to an inherited gene mutation.

Child hand with IV holding adult hand.

In the Lab

Scientists Find Promising Target for Better Pain Drugs

Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have discovered how new analgesic medications work without the downsides of traditional opioid painkillers.

Four scrabble tiles spelling out pain surrounded by numerous white pills (round and oblong) representing painkillers.

In the Lab

A Curious Inheritance: Studying How DNA Changes Pass from One Cell Generation to the Next

Molecular biology and the field of epigenetics are revealing clues about how DNA modification patterns determine which genes are expressed, or used to make protein.

Iestyn Whitehouse

In the Clinic

Experimental Drug Targets Rare Joint Disorder

A new targeted therapy is showing promise in treating tenosynovial giant-cell tumor, a joint disease also known as pigmented villonodular synovitis.

MRI image of a tumor behind the knee.


Coping with Pain after Breast Cancer Surgery

Nearly half of all women experience pain or physical limitations after breast cancer surgery, known as postmastectomy reconstruction syndrome, but help is available.

A patient does strength-training exercises as a physical therapist looks on.