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In the Clinic

Landmark Melanoma Study Bears Out the Success of Combination Immunotherapy

A major international trial shows that the drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab can produce powerful responses against advanced melanoma if given together.

MSK medical oncologist and immunologist Jedd Wolchok

Finding

A Genome Survey of Advanced Prostate Cancer Raises Hope for New Treatments

A large, multicenter study finds that most advanced prostate cancers have distinct genetic mutations.

Arul Chinnaiyan (left) of the University of Michigan and MSK’s Charles Sawyers

Finding

Looking Under the Hood of Aggressive Leukemia

A new study shows how different gene mutations make leukemia more aggressive and yields clues about possible treatments.

Ross Levine

Announcement

MSK Receives Record Gift of $150 Million from David Koch for Innovative Patient Care Center

MSK will open a new state-of-the-art outpatient medical facility, made possible by a $150 million commitment from David H. Koch.

Architectural rendering of The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care, scheduled to open in 2019.

Finding

Flanking Maneuver: Drug Combination Might Outsmart Resistant Head and Neck Cancers

Lab findings have suggested that a new combination of targeted therapies could be successful against certain head and neck cancers.

Investigator Maurizio Scaltriti

In the Clinic

Taking Aim at Complex Skin Cancers

MSK's Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Management Program addresses the need for more advanced treatments for complex nonmelanoma skin cancers.

Dermatologist Kishwer Nehal (left) and surgeon Bhuvanesh Singh

Support

How to Talk about Pain with Your Doctor

Pain may be a common side effect of cancer treatment, but there are many ways your doctor can give you some relief.

An older man in a checkered shirt smiles at his doctor, who has his hand on the man’s shoulder.

Honor

Rudin Awards Recognize Exemplary Service in Nursing

Memorial Sloan Kettering nurses are honored with the 2015 Samuel and May Rudin Awards as part of National Nurses Week.

Six smiling women holding flower bouquets pose for camera.

In the Clinic

Combination Immunotherapy Produces Striking Results against Melanoma

Giving two immunotherapy drugs together produced dramatic results in patients with advanced melanoma.

A smiling physician in white coat talking to patient whose back is to the camera.

Announcement

New MSKCC.ORG Launches

This week marked the launch of the redesigned MSKCC.org. Optimized for smartphone and tablet, the new site is focused on one thing: you.

Tablet open to the new MSKCC.org website on a desktop next to a stack of books