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Today, researchers from MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) published results that examine elevated levels of a protein called prohibitin in the urine and tumors of children with Wilms’ tumors. Their findings could help doctors identify children who are at risk for disease recurrence and precisely tailor treatment to overcome drug resistance.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has been ranked as the number two hospital for cancer care in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual listing of Best Hospitals. Since the inception of the rankings 30 years ago, MSK has held either the first or second spot each year for cancer care. MSK was also ranked first in gynecology.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) researchers published new results that found that individuals with low-risk or intermediate-risk myeloma precursor disease known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) can convert to high-risk MGUS and progress to multiple myeloma within a five-year window. This research clinically supports recommendations for annual blood tests for all individuals diagnosed with MGUS along with re-assessments of a patient’s clinical-risk status. Their research was published today online in JAMA Oncology.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
 

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Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) shared new data from a survey of members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) showing that sexual harassment and observed gender discrimination continue to be significant issues in the medical community. The results of the study found that more than 60 percent of gynecologic oncologists had experienced sexual harassment, while only 10 percent of survey respondents reported the incident. The findings were presented as part of the press program for this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Monday, June 3, 2019
 
Michael P. Harrington has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Mr. Harrington currently serves as the Associate Chief Financial Officer at the Cleveland Clinic. His appointment concludes a national search to identify a successor for MSK’s current CFO, Michael Gutnick, who will retire after 42 years of exemplary service to MSK.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announced its recommitment to communities across Long Island today with the dedication of MSK Nassau, a light-filled 114,000-square-foot outpatient cancer treatment facility centrally located along Hempstead Turnpike. MSK’s newest location, and its third on Long Island, will open for patient care on April 8 with more than 180 dedicated medical and professional staff, all of whom are MSK employees.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
 

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IN THE LAB
A collaboration between a nanotechnology scientist and a visual artist leads to a promising diagnostic test and a new art form.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
 
IN THE LAB
MSK researchers are reporting that a bacterial species called Blautia producta appears to release a substance that kills harmful bacteria.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
Learn about the work of Mehmet Erman Karasu, a recent graduate of the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK), has been awarded the 2019 Chairman’s Prize.
Monday, August 19, 2019
 

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Media Coverage

 

Readers have asked questions about the long-term effects of sunscreen on the body and about whether to wash clothes after you buy them. Here are medical experts’ answers. MSK’s Ashfaq Marghoob is quoted.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
 
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be terrifying for anyone, but particularly in LGBTQ communities, the risk of receiving inadequate cancer care — or not even being diagnosed in the first place — is tremendous. MSK’s Chasity Burrows Walters is featured.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
 
Blog - The Visible Ink program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center gives patients and caregivers a way to explore life after cancer. MSK’s Judith Kelman is quoted.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
 

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