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A new drug is being shown to extend the lives of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma by almost a year. The results of a multicenter phase II trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of olaratumab in combination with doxorubicin chemotherapy was published in The Lancet on June 9. William Tap, MD, Chief of the Sarcoma Medical Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), served as corresponding author on this study, which met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival and showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival. To arrange an interview with Dr. Tap, please email mcnamarn@mskcc.org.
Friday, June 10, 2016
 
MSK researchers are presenting nearly 120 studies at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Friday, June 3, 2016
 
Vice President Joseph Biden visited Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) for a roundtable discussion with MSK experts and members of the cancer community. The candid conversation, inspired by the “moonshot” initiative announced by President Obama, was led by Craig Thompson, MD, President and CEO of MSK. MSK’s Carol Brown, MD, Ross Levine, MD, and Robert Sidlow, MD, were also active participants in the discussion. For more information about the event or to request an interview with a MSK roundtable participant, please e-mail mediastaff@mskcc.org.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
 
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Men with metastatic prostate cancer should be considered for germline genetic testing of DNA repair genes, regardless of age or family history, according to a team of researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Michigan, and the Institute of Cancer Research Royal Marsden Hospital.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) molecular pharmacologist Daniel Heller, PhD, and colleagues have identified a new strategy to target drugs specifically to cancer sites, including metastatic tumors. The approach involves nanoparticles designed to mimic a mechanism that tumors themselves use to metastasize throughout the body. This work, which will be featured on the cover of the June 29 issue of Science Translational Medicine, was applicable across a wide range of tumor and drug types and can potentially be applied to other conditions including vascular and autoimmune diseases.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
 
Andrew L. Kung, MD, PhD, has been named the new Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). An accomplished physician, researcher, leader, and mentor, Dr. Kung most recently served as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Dr. Kung formally assumes his new role as Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, steps down as Chairman after more than 30 years.
Monday, June 20, 2016
 
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On Our Blog

 
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Some of the first clinical trials testing immunotherapy for the treatment of sarcoma are now under way at MSK. Here’s a snapshot of where the research stands.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
 
FEATURE
If you are the parent of a child who has cancer, here are some suggestions to ensure a fun and memorable summer vacation.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
 
ASK THE EXPERT
Learn strategies for handling anxiety you may feel if you’re in active surveillance, also called watchful waiting, from Memorial Sloan Kettering psychiatrist Andrew Roth.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
 
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Media Coverage

 
Surgeon Vincent Laudone discusses robot-assisted surgeries in the Washington Post. 
Thursday, July 28, 2016
 
Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini discusses a recent survey conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering that looks at the fear behind clinical trials.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
 
Epidemiologist Peter Bach discusses a proposal for controlled drug prices with Forbes.com.
Monday, June 20, 2016
 
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