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Damon Reed
Damon Reed, MD, has joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) as the inaugural Head of the Division of Pediatric Solid Tumors and as Chief of the Pediatric Sarcoma Service. Dr. Reed is a distinguished oncologist who has dedicated his career to cancer care for children, adolescents, and young adults. A gifted clinician-investigator, he is known for his work in advancing sarcoma clinical research.
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Kieran Healy is seen smiling outdoors next to his bike, after successful treatment for lymphoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Kieran Healy was feeling worse by the day. A new father at 43 years old, he was bone-tired and losing weight. He had night sweats and a strange lump in his belly. His local hospital in Manhattan ordered an ultrasound and a CT (computed tomography) scan — but they were scheduled over a month away.
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2022 Annual Report: It Takes MSK
Shanu Modi, MD, expert in developing new breast cancer treatments
MSK-led research could change the practice of medicine for millions of people whose breast cancer has spread. Research led by Dr. Shanu Modi has demonstrated that a targeted drug called trastuzumab deruxtecan blocks the protein HER2 even when its levels are low — the case for about 55% of people with breast cancer.
Scott Lowe, PhD, identified a precancerous sign in cells that is “sort of like the first wobble as the wheels start to fall off the wagon.”
The protein made by the p53 gene helps guard the body against cancer, in part by detecting and repairing damaged DNA. Over the 30 years since p53 was first discovered, it has remained a stubborn mystery, resisting efforts to tease apart exactly how the loss of the gene’s protection leads to the development of cancer. In August 2022, researchers in the Sloan Kettering Institute were able to provide some new answers that hint at new avenues for treatment.
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Cancer Straight Talk
Cancer Straight Talk brings together national experts and cancer patients to have straightforward, evidence-based conversations. Medical oncologist Diane Reidy-Lagunes hosts this series with the mission of educating and empowering patients to make the right decisions and live happier, healthier lives.