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Thousands of oncology experts from around the world will gather in Chicago from April 14 - 18 for the AACR Annual Meeting. Memorial Sloan Kettering experts are involved in notable research presented at the meeting and are available to comment on precision medicine, immunotherapy, interception and prevention, liquid biopsies, genomics and more. For more information and to set up interviews or access photos and video, email Nicole H. McNamara at
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Visible Ink at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is the leading — and largest — writing program of its kind. Writing promotes creativity, reduces stress, and empowers people with cancer to give voice to their stories.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Larotrectinib, a highly selective TRK kinase inhibitor, shows rapid, potent, and durable efficacy in both adult and pediatric patients with solid tumors that harbor TRK fusions, regardless of tumor type or patient age, according to results from three clinical trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The landmark data support the foundation of precision oncology by creating a treatment option for a genetically defined cancer while continuing to validate the concept that comprehensive molecular profiling should be strongly considered in people of all ages with advanced solid tumors.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) reported results, which were highlighted at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) press cast, that eight weeks of acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) decreased the severity of insomnia in cancer survivors. While both acupuncture and CBT-I resulted in clinically meaningful and durable effects among this group, CBT-I was more effective, especially among people with mild insomnia symptoms.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) report that firefighters at the World Trade Center (WTC) scene in September 2001 were nearly twice as likely as the general population to have a multiple myeloma precursor condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). This new research was published online today in JAMA Oncology.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has announced that Debra Berns has been named as MSK’s Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer following an extensive national search.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Preliminary results from a clinical trial indicate that an experimental CAR therapy for mesothelioma is safe.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
MSK dermatologists are using noninvasive imaging methods to detect skin cancer and guide its treatment.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Learn about ways that you can reduce insomnia without medication.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Women with breast cancer whose quality of life is negatively impacted by endocrine therapy-induced alopecia (EIA) from may benefit from minoxidil, researchers suggest. MSK’s Mario Lacouture and colleagues studied 112 women with breast cancer diagnosed with EIA at their hospital from 2009-2016.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Researchers report some of the most encouraging results yet for treating lung cancer with the latest immune-based treatments, most of which have been approved to treat other types of tumors. In one of the studies published led by MSK’s Matthew Hellmann, researchers used two immunotherapy medications — Opdivo and Yervoy, both made by Bristol-Myers Squibb — to treat newly diagnosed patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer with a high number of mutations in their tumors. 
Monday, April 16, 2018
MSK’s Andrea Cercek discusses the rise in colorectal cancer among people under 50 and MSK’s new Center for Young Onset Colorectal Cancer.
Friday, March 30, 2018

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