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Giving

A Not-So-Stiff Upper Lip

Mustaches for Kids raises funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric patients in a most hairy way.

Billy Kupferman of Mustaches for Kids and Eve H.

Finding

Study Reveals How Some Breast Cancers Become Resistant to Targeted Drugs

A study of one patient’s disease has clarified why tumors stop responding to a class of experimental drugs called PI3K inhibitors.

(From left) MSK investigators Michael Berger, José Baselga, and Maurizio Scaltriti, and graduate student Pau Castel.

In the Lab

Beyond the Usual Suspects: Study of Noncoding DNA Reveals New Mutations Linked to Cancer

In a study of patient tumor samples, researchers have found common mutations in parts of the genome that control gene regulation.

Pictured: William Lee, Chris Sander & Nils Weinhold

In the Clinic

Genomic Analysis Brings Personalized Treatment to Lung Cancers

MSK lung cancer patients benefit from a powerful genomic test that looks for mutations in 341 genes to help determine the best treatment.

Gregory Riely

In the Lab

Identification of Beneficial Bacteria May Lead to New Treatment for Common Infection

Clostridium difficile infections are a growing problem, but MSK researchers are looking for innovative ways to prevent and treat them.

Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer

In the Lab

Disorderly DNA: Researchers Simulate a Common Cause of Lung Cancer

For the first time, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have created a mouse model that replicates a subtype of non-small cell lung cancer caused by a chromosomal rearrangement — a type of mutation that is common in cancers but thus far has been very difficult to study.

Cancer biologist Andrea Ventura

A Singular Focus on Cancer at MSK West Harrison

From screening and surveillance to treatment and survivorship, MSK’s newest suburban outpatient treatment center brings our expertise to patients in New York’s Westchester County and surrounding communities.

Pictured: MSK West Harrison Lobby

Meet Three of Our West Harrison Physicians

A number of MSK clinicians will divide their time between our Manhattan campus and MSK West Harrison, seeing patients in both locations.

Pictured: Daphna Gelblum

Event

A Sneak Preview of Our Annual “Major Trends” Seminar Live Webcast

Every year, MSK gives high school students and their teachers the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge biomedical research from our scientists.

A student asks a question at last year’s

In the Clinic

Program Offers Personalized Surveillance Plans to Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

The team of experts in our RISE Program tailor each woman’s surveillance plan based on the latest findings in breast cancer risk, prevention, and treatment.

RISE Program Clinical Director Debra Mangino discusses next steps with a patient.