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Life Lessons: MSK Celebrates Distinguished Scientists and Young Scholars

MSK’s Convocation and the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Commencement celebrate the achievements of young scientists.

Douglas Warner, Robert Weinberg, Craig Thompson

In the Lab

Miniature Device Could Unlock the Promise of Some Kidney Cancer Drugs

Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have engineered a tiny particle that could ferry drugs directly to the kidneys and prevent their uptake in other organs.

Proximal tubule of the kidney.

In the Lab

From Blob to Fly: How Cells Work Together to Shape the Body and Its Organs

Learn about the spectacular research taking place in the laboratory of developmental biologist Jennifer Zallen, who was recently elected a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

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


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


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


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.


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


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.