A new lung cancer research center has been created at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research (DCLCR) is a multidisciplinary research initiative dedicated to developing innovative and more-effective treatments for people with lung cancer.
Six young scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medical College have been named the inaugural winners of a new prize established to recognize postdoctoral investigators in the life sciences. The Tri-Institutional Breakout Awards for Junior Investigators, which include a $25,000 prize for each recipient, were established by three Tri-Institutional winners of the 2013 Breakthrough Prize in Life Science — one from each of the three institutions — with additional financial support from the institutions themselves.
Treating advanced melanoma patients with either a combination of the immunotherapy drugs nivolumab and ipilimumab or nivolumab alone significantly increases progression-free survival over using ipilimumab alone, according to new findings from researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering simultaneously presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that it has received the largest gift in its history, a commitment of $150 million from long-time MSK board member David H. Koch. This unprecedented contribution will transform cancer care with a state-of-the-art outpatient medical facility to be known as The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care. The new center will provide the most advanced cancer treatments in a dynamic space designed with the needs of patients firmly in mind.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center introduced a new, consumer-friendly web presence for www.mskcc.org (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and www.sloankettering.edu (Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), featuring an innovative platform and on-demand navigation for patients, caregivers, researchers, healthcare professionals, and graduate students, among other core audiences.
Positive results from a clinical trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine show that the combination of the immunotherapy drugs ipilimumab (Yervoy™) and nivolumab (Opdivo™), produced significantly better outcomes than ipilimumab alone in patients with advanced melanoma. A second piece in the same issue from MSK details a dramatic response occurring after a single dose of the combination therapy.
Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are pioneering a new groundbreaking clinical trial for children and young adults with relapsed or treatment-resistant acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) by using one of the most promising methods of cancer treatment today, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells.