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MSK has joined with 68 of the nation’s top cancer centers in issuing a statement urging increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. This statement, signed by MSK Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer José Baslega, MD, PhD, and colleagues at NCI-designated cancer centers across the country, calls upon the nation’s physicians, parents, and young adults to take advantage of this rare opportunity to prevent many types of cancer. MSK head and neck and gynecologic cancer experts are available to discuss the importance of the HPV vaccine and risks of HPV-related cancers. Please email to arrange an interview.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Many women are confused by conflicting guidelines on breast screening. And the latest recommendations made by the USPSTF are adding to that confusion. MSK experts are available to answer questions and explain what MSK recommends and why it is not altering its guidelines. To schedule an interview with a member of MSK’s breast cancer leadership team, please contact Nicole McNamara at
Monday, January 11, 2016
MSK experts are available to comment on research presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium including exciting new findings from Howard Scher, MD, Chief of the Genitourinary Oncology Service, about the potential of liquid biopsies to help guide prostate cancer treatment decisions. For more information on MSK’s research at the meeting and to set up interviews, email Nicole McNamara at
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has joined with the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. These institutions collectively recognize insufficient vaccination as a public health threat and call upon the nation’s physicians, parents, and young adults to take advantage of this rare opportunity to prevent many types of cancer.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
A major transformation is beginning in cancer surgery that will enable patients to go home within a day of undergoing a significant operation. The new Josie Robertson Surgery Center (JRSC), opened by Memorial Sloan Kettering, exemplifies that transformation: a patient-focused facility that leverages technology and highly trained clinical teams to provide optimal care.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Information gleaned from a liquid biopsy may help predict how individual women with advanced breast cancer will respond to certain therapies as well as reveal genetic mutations that can impact prognosis, according to two new studies led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) Physician-in-Chief José Baselga and physician-scientist Sarat Chandarlapaty. The studies were presented this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Friday, December 11, 2015
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On Our Blog

A new tool developed by MSK scientists allows users to map metabolic data from kidney cancer tumors.
Friday, February 5, 2016
The treatment that children receive for retinoblastoma can lead to health problems later in life. A new study documents their frequency and extent.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Hail to the zebrafish. MSK scientists are using a small fish to answer some big questions about cancer.
Friday, January 29, 2016
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Media Coverage

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis discusses the new “moonshot” endeavor to cure cancer. 
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Medical oncologist José Baselga discusses the new “moonshot” initiative announced by President Obama at the State of the Union address. The new initiative will help advance cancer research more quickly.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Medical oncologist José Baselga was interviewed about the new “moonshot” to cure cancer initiative. 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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