213 Press Releases found

Memorial Sloan Kettering Long Island Site Nearly Doubles

When Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) opened its doors along Commack Road in 2002, eastern Long Islanders no longer needed to navigate congested roadways and train lines bound for Manhattan to receive personalized cancer care. Today, more than 14 years later, MSK is reinforcing its commitment to the local community in the form of a 38,000-plus-square-foot addition complete with enhancements to both clinical programs and physical spaces.

  • Monday, October 17, 2016

Molecular Biologist Christine Mayr of Sloan Kettering Institute Honored with Prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

Molecular biologist Christine Mayr, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s (MSK) Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) is one of 12 2016 recipients of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer Award. Established in 2004, the annual award recognizes and supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and highly innovative approaches with the potential to produce an unusually high impact on biomedical or behavioral research.

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Researchers Engineer “Micro-Pharmacies” in CAR T Cells to Treat B Cell Lymphomas

There has been much recent excitement about immunotherapy and the use of genetically engineered chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. Historically, CAR T cell immunotherapy has aimed to boost the immune system by giving immune cells the information they need to better recognize tumor cells as foreign and attack them. New work led by Hans-Guido Wendel, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), and collaborator Karin Tarte of the University of Rennes, France, illustrates an untapped potential of CAR T cells to act as targeted delivery vehicles that can function as “micro-pharmacies” for precise therapeutic delivery.

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016

Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches MSK Direct to Expand Access to World-Class Cancer Care

In an effort to expand and streamline patient access to its high-quality cancer care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has introduced MSK Direct, a unique program in which MSK collaborates with external employers to simplify how their employees can engage with us for initial or ongoing cancer care.

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Should Be Considered for Germline Genetic Testing of DNA Repair Genes

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

MSK Researchers Hack the Metastatic Process Using Nanoparticles

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, Named Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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

Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. Expands Partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine today announced that they will expand the focus of the successful Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. (Tri-I TDI), a partnership established in 2013 to expedite early-stage drug discovery of innovative new therapies. Under this expansion, Tri-I TDI will extend its current relationship with its industry partner, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. from the realm of small molecule discovery into the new research area of antibody drug discovery. All three institutions will benefit from Tri-I TDI’s expansion.

  • Thursday, June 16, 2016

ASCO 2016: Novel Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Small Cell Lung Cancer

The experimental “smart-bomb” drug rovalpituzumab tesirine (Rova-T) appears safe and shows efficacy in treating patients with advanced small cell lung cancer, according to results from a first-in-human clinical trial to be presented today by a MSK researcher at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.

  • Sunday, June 5, 2016

Despite Pressing Need, Survey Finds Most Americans Unlikely to Enroll in Clinical Trials

The lack of participation in clinical research may be the Achilles’ heel of today’s cancer community. According to a new survey of more than 1,500 consumers and nearly 600 physicians conducted on behalf of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), only 35 percent of Americans indicated that they were “likely” to enroll in a clinical trial. Other studies have shown that only 4 percent of cancer patients enroll in clinical trials nationally each year.

  • Monday, May 23, 2016