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Recently, thousands of people convened in Washington, DC, and across 450 communities nationwide for the Biden Cancer Summit, to build on former Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden’s commitment to ending cancer as we know it.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
A preclinical study published in the journal Molecular Therapy by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) provides evidence that radiation therapy could improve the efficacy of CAR T cell therapy for solid tumors.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Women want to understand and decrease their risk of breast cancer, and Nicole Saphier, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at MSK Monmouth, wants to ensure that women make the right decisions when it comes to their breast health this October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and every day.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) researchers presented the results of a randomized phase III trial at today’s press program for the European Society for Medical Oncology’s 2018 Congress in Munich, Germany. The results demonstrated that a combination of the immune checkpoint blocker avelumab (Bavencio®) and the tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) axitinib (Inlyta®) can significantly improve progression-free survival (PFS) in people who have been previously untreated for advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC).
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Whole breast radiation (WBRT) significantly reduced local recurrence in women with “good risk” (low risk) ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) following breast conservation surgery, according to researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, who presented this data in a press conference at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Sunday, October 21, 2018
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has named Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Radiology, a recipient of the David Rall Medal. The medal is given annually to a NAM member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership. Dr. Hricak received the award at the 2018 NAM Annual Meeting on Monday, October 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 15, 2018

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On Our Blog


People with diabetes can face an elevated risk of pancreatic cancer. Two MSK specialists discuss the relationship between diabetes and cancer, put the risk in perspective, and discuss how to manage it.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Women and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in science. Memorial Sloan Kettering is working to change that.
Friday, November 2, 2018
MSK clinical geneticist discusses new guidelines for determining which genetic changes suggest an increased cancer risk.
Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Media Coverage


MSK’s Elizabeth Comen joined the TODAY Show to talk about breakthroughs in breast cancer research, what women concerned about the disease should ask their doctors and how patients can navigate treatment options.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Regional health care systems are expanding their cancer care services on Long Island. Catholic Health Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mount Sinai Health System, Northwell Health, NYU Langone and Stony Brook Medicine are all opening new facilities. MSK’s Oren Cahlon is quoted.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Personalized assessments aim to reduce chances of getting the disease by getting people to a healthy weight, reducing alcohol use and exercising. MSK’s Melissa Pilewskie is featured.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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