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In the News

New Biotech Startup Will Pit the Immune System Against Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s partnership in a pioneering effort to speed the development of cancer immunotherapies drew national headlines.

Pictured: Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain & Renier Brentjens

Announcement

Michael Foley Named Director of Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute

A renowned chemist with 25 years of industry and academic experience, Michael Foley will lead a pioneering collaboration designed to speed the development of new drugs for people with cancer and other diseases.

Pictured: Michael Foley

Snapshot

Transparent Fish Reveal Secrets of Tumor Spread

Physician and cell biologist Richard White has generated a transparent and stripeless strain of zebrafish to study how tumors develop the capacity to metastasize to new organs.

Pictured: Casper zebrafish

Slide Show

Pediatric Patients Celebrate Aisha Hasan’s Hyundai Hope Grant

The grant, which Dr. Hasan will use to develop novel immune therapies for two childhood cancers, was presented at Memorial Sloan Kettering and involved a special activity for pediatric patients.

Pictured: Aisha Hasan

Video

Meet Gastric and Adrenal Surgeon Vivian Strong

Dr. Strong, a minimally invasive surgery specialist, talks about walking her patients through the steps of the treatment process to ease any concerns before a procedure.

Pictured: Vivian Strong

Video

Watch Our Experts Discuss the Latest Techniques and Research in Pancreatic Cancer

On the occasion of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, watch a video of our experts discussing the latest in pancreatic cancer treatment.

Pictured: William Jarnagin

Ask the Expert

How does having diabetes affect my cancer treatment?

Memorial Sloan Kettering endocrinologist Azeez Farooki discusses the risk factors associated with diabetes and why cancer treatment may be more complicated for those who are diabetic.

Pictured: Azeez Farooki

Announcement

Cancer Biologist Joan Massagué Named Director of the Sloan Kettering Institute

Internationally recognized cancer biologist Joan Massagué has been named Director of the Sloan Kettering Institute. He was previously Chair of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Pictured: Joan Massagué

Ask the Expert

Is it too late to quit smoking if I have been diagnosed with cancer?

Tobacco cessation expert Jamie Ostroff says there are many good reasons to quit smoking after you have been diagnosed with cancer.

Pictured: Jamie S. Ostroff

In the Clinic

New Approach Shortens Treatment Time for Pancreatic Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering is exploring a precise form of high-dose radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer that could shorten treatment time and potentially be more effective.

Pictured: Ellen Yorke and Karyn Goodman