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Richard Nixon with Benno Schmidt (right) and Mr. Schmidt’s wife, Nancy, at the signing of the National Cancer Act
For more than 137 years, MSK has made historic contributions driving discovery and improving patient care. Take a look back at the progress we've made since the signing of the National Cancer Act in 1971.
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Luis Alberto Diaz, Jr., MD and Andrea Cercek, MD
Breakthrough findings were presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting and published in The New England Journal of Medicine today by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) confirming a clinical complete response in all 14 patients who received the immunotherapy treatment dostarlimab as a first-line treatment for mismatch repair-deficient (MMRd) locally advanced rectal cancer. This new approach of “immunoablative” therapy uses immunotherapy to replace surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to remove cancer.
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A clinical trial run by Amgen that combined its KRAS-targeting cancer drug called Lumakras with other immunotherapies caused serious liver side effects — forcing lung cancer patients to abandon treatment and leading to substantially lower tumor response rates .MSK’s Bob Li is featured.
Monday, August 8, 2022
U.S. News & World Report analyzed 1,586 hospitals and ranked the top 50 for gastroenterology and GI surgery. MSK is mentioned. 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
MSK has been recognized as the number two hospital in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Hospitals listing. This marks the 33rd year in a row that MSK has ranked among the top two cancer hospitals in the country, a tribute to our exceptional staff.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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News from the Lab
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Lymphoma patient Symantha Wilson
Symantha Wilson was crushed when chemotherapy quit fighting her lymphoma — and thrilled when immuno¬therapy beat back the cancer. But why doesn’t immunotherapy help more people? MSK researchers are finding answers.
Bridget Anderson
To help Bridget Anderson overcome leukemia, MSK doctors called upon her own microbiome, the vast ecosystem of microorganisms that live within us, especially the gut. They’re both friend and foe in fighting cancer.
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2021 Annual Report: Bold Discovery. Life-Changing Care.
MSK medical oncologist Michael Morris, who specializes in treating prostate cancer
A new approach that selectively seeks out and destroys prostate cancer cells represents a major leap forward for treating men with the disease.
Theresa Langley
People of color suffer heartbreaking disparities in cancer outcomes. MSK is determined to help in every facet of cancer care, from lifesaving research to better access to the world’s best 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.
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