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In the Lab

Investigators Sequence the Genome of a Rare Head and Neck Cancer

Investigators have sequenced the genome of adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare and deadly head and neck cancer. The work sets the stage for the sequencing of additional rare cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Pictured:  Timothy Chan

Cancer Guide

New Information about Pituitary Tumor Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Our Pituitary Tumor Center provides comprehensive, world-class care to people with noncancerous tumors of the pituitary gland.


Three Memorial-Sloan Kettering Researchers Receive Special Awards by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Charles Sawyers, Larry Norton, and Kenneth Offit are being honored with special awards at the annual meeting of the world’s leading professional organization for cancer physicians and researchers.

Charles Sawyers, Kenneth Offit, and Larry Norton

In the Clinic

Many Affected by Kidney Cancer Are Not Informed about Kidney-Sparing Surgery Option

A study has found that the majority of kidney cancer patients with small tumors have their entire kidney removed, which can increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular complications.

Pictured: Paul Russo


Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Siddhartha Mukherjee Addresses 2013 Graduates

Physician-scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, spoke to 2013 graduates of the “tenderness and tension” inherent in scientific discovery.

Pictured: Siddhartha Mukherjee


Pigment-Producing Skin Cells Generated Using Stem Cell Technology

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed innovative ways to study some skin diseases, including melanoma skin cancer.

Pictured: Melanocytes


Samuel and May Rudin Awards Recognize Nursing Excellence at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Six nursing staff members were honored at this year’s Samuel and May Rudin Awards ceremony held during National Nurses Week on Wednesday, May 8.


Structural Biologist Christopher Lima Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Dr. Lima is one of 27 biomedical researchers in the country being named an HHMI investigator today. This elite group of scientists will receive approximately $150 million over the next five years.

Pictured: Christopher Lima


Physicians and Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Pioneer the Development of Kidney Cancer Treatments

Our experts have participated in or led the development of five of the seven drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for patients with advanced kidney cancer since 2005.

Pictured: Robert Motzer & Suzanne Gornell


Memorial Sloan Kettering Experts Discuss Awake Surgery for Brain Tumors

For some patients with brain tumors involving regions of the brain related to speech or movement, surgery is performed while the patient is awake, which can improve the procedure’s safety and effectiveness.

Pictured: Viviane Tabar