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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


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

On Our Website

Ways Our Tobacco Treatment Program Can Help You Quit on World No Tobacco Day 2014

Become one of the thousands of people that Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Tobacco Treatment Program has helped to quit.

Pictured: Jamie Ostroff


Musicians On Call: Volunteers with a Melodious Bedside Manner

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

Pictured: Musician Volunteer


At Work: Physician-Scientist David Solit

David Solit, Director of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, discusses how working with cancer patients drives him to develop more-effective, personalized cancer treatments.

Pictured: David Solit


Memorial Sloan Kettering Celebrates at Convocation and Commencement Ceremony

Degrees were presented and awards were given at the 35th annual ceremony held on May 14.

Pictured: 2014 Graduates

In the News

Study Suggests Double Mastectomy Often Done Unnecessarily

Memorial Sloan Kettering breast surgeon Tari King talks to CBS Online about a new study suggesting double mastectomies may be performed unnecessarily in many women.

Pictured: Tari King


Genetic Testing of Lung Tumors Leads to Better Therapies

A new study has found that driver mutations can be found in about two-thirds of lung adenocarcinomas, suggesting options for treatment with targeted therapies.

Pictured: Mark Kris