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Memorial Sloan Kettering experts are available to comment on new research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 2016 Annual Meeting including immunotherapy and CAR T cells, exercise oncology, precision medicine and more. For more information and to set up interviews or access photos, email Nicole H. McNamara at
Friday, April 15, 2016
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of six founding medical centers — all leading players in the cancer immunotherapy field — that will join forces in an unprecedented new venture called the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker will announce a $250 million grant to launch the initiative. The funding marks the largest single contribution ever made to the field of immunotherapy. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Rebecca Williams at
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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
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Press Releases

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has announced that Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, has been named the inaugural recipient of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Prize. This new award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric oncology.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Encouraging clinical trial data from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will be featured in this year’s American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting press program and presented as part of the Precision Medicine Early Clinical Trial Plenary Session.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced the launch of its new Teen and Young Adult (TYA) Program, TYA  @  MSK, which will offer special services to MSK’s TYA population. In tandem, MSK officially opened The Lounge, a space designed especially for this unique age group that was made possible by a $1 million donation from Teen Cancer America. The nonprofit organization, co-founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities for teens and young adults with cancer.
Friday, March 18, 2016
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On Our Blog

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy may cause cognitive changes, which experts call “chemo brain.” Learn how Memorial Sloan Kettering experts help patients with this condition.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Friday, April 29, 2016
Many people don’t know that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a potentially serious condition that — if left untreated — can ultimately lead to esophageal cancer.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Media Coverage

Chief of the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, Francesca Gany, is profiled in the New York Daily News
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Surgeon Behfar Ehdaie was interviewed about prostate cancer risks in Reuters
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Gynecologic oncologist Ginger Gardner discusses new research about ovarian cancer risks with NBC
Thursday, April 21, 2016
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