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Scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute have discovered that the ability of cancers to metastasize to other organs is dependent upon their ability to co-opt natural wound-healing pathways. In a literal sense, metastasis is wound healing gone wrong. These findings provide a novel framework for thinking about metastasis and how to treat it.
Monday, January 13, 2020
 
Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), in collaboration with an international research team, have discovered that DNA circles can contribute to the development of childhood cancers. The team, led by MSK computational biologist Richard Koche and Anton Henssen of Charité University Hospital Berlin, made this discovery by studying extrachromosomal DNA in neuroblastoma cells. Neuroblastoma develops in immature nerve cells and is the most common form of cancer in infants.
Monday, December 16, 2019
 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today celebrates its 26th year of the “holiday hallway.” Each year during December, MSK’s carpenters, toolmakers, locksmiths, electricians, and painters construct a winter wonderland in the basement hallway of MSK for patients, families, and staff to visit and enjoy. The decades-long tradition brings joy and cheer to all and has grown in size and detail year after year. The “holiday hallway” is a labor of love for MSK’s Facilities staff, who give of themselves to create the magical MSK tradition. 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
 
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has appointed Atefeh “Atti” Riazi as Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective February 3. In this role, Ms. Riazi will develop and implement an enterprise-wide, long-term strategic information technology (IT) plan and oversee the integration of data and technology resources across the organization.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
 
During 23 years with Accenture, Ms. Taylor helped transform the global technology and consulting firm into one of the world’s leading brands.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today celebrated the opening of a $1.5 billion state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility with government officials, members of the Boards of Overseers and Managers, and staff. Opening for patient care next month, the 750,000-square-foot building is the institution’s — and the city’s — largest freestanding cancer care facility. The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is a healing community dedicated to patient-centered care, made possible by a landmark donation and a pioneering vision that signifies a new era of cancer care.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
 
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Researchers have discovered uncanny similarities between cells found in brain tumors and a type of stem cell that’s important for building the brain during fetal development.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
 
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Researchers find a potential new route to making immunotherapy work better in pancreatic cancers and possibly others.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
 
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MSK infectious disease specialist Monika Shah debunks common myths about the flu shot.
Friday, February 14, 2020
 
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An app that can detect signs of eye diseases by scanning photos helped the mom of a 6-year-old boy see the symptoms of a rare eye disorder. She now credits the app with preventing even worse damage to her son’s vision. MSK’s David Abramson is featured.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has tapped Atefeh “Atti” Riazi as its new CIO, the center announced. Ms. Riazi, an experienced technology executive, will start Feb. 3.
Friday, January 31, 2020
 
A team of researchers in the United Kingdom discovered a new type of immune cell that they say could one day be used as a “one-size-fits-all” therapy for most cancers. Experts in the field not involved in the study were cautiously optimistic about the results. MSK’s Marcel van den Brink is quoted.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
 
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