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Event

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

Finding

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

Announcement

Bold Initiative to Transform Cancer Care Established with a $100 Million Gift

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: José Baselga, Agnès Viale,  Michael Berger & David Solit

Profile

At Work: Leukemia Specialist Martin Tallman

Leukemia Specialist Martin Tallman discusses how research has led to improvements in the treatment of leukemia and what challenges remain.

pictured: Martin S. Tallman

Decoder

What Is Apoptosis?

Cell biologist Michael Overholtzer explains apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death that can lead to cancer when it doesn’t function properly.

Pictured: Liver Cells

MSK at ASCO

Study Suggests Targeted Drug Is a Potential Therapy for Rare Joint Disorder PVNS

New Memorial Sloan Kettering research demonstrates the powerful clinical benefit of giving patients a drug that targets the molecular abnormality driving the growth of a rare and debilitating joint disease.

Pictured: William Tap

Support

Helping Caregivers Care for Themselves

Clinical social workers Annamma Abraham Kaba and Linda Mathew offer tips for caregivers coping with the pressures of attending to a loved one with cancer.

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches New Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology

The new center brings together scientists and clinicians working in various fields who will use the power of imaging to speed research and innovations in cancer care.

Pictured: Jason Lewis, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis & Daniel Heller

Philanthropy

The Amazing Race

Memorial Sloan Kettering supporter David Friezo went — literally — to the top of the world to raise funds for pediatric patients and their families. This is his story.

Pictured: North Pole Marathon