Adding idelalisib (Zydelig®) to a standard chemotherapy regimen of bendamustine and rituximab (BR) significantly increases progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) as compared with BR alone, according to new findings presented by a Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) investigator on behalf of his international co-investigators. Results from the phase III study were presented as part of the press program at this year’s American Society of Hematology annual meeting.
Philip W. Kantoff, MD, has been named the new Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). An accomplished leader, physician, researcher, and mentor, Dr. Kantoff served the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School (HMS) since 1987 in a variety of capacities. He formally assumes his new position as George J. Bosl, MD, steps down from his role after 18 years.
Decades of research have shown that cancer survival outcomes can vary widely depending on where patients receive care. But efforts to rank hospitals by long-term survival rates have been hindered by the readily available administrative data derived from Medicare claims, which lacks information about cancer stage. Two hospitals providing equally good care may have different survival rates if one hospital treats sicker patients, for example.
Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) has named three investigators as recipients of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research. The award recognizes promising investigators aged 45 or younger for their efforts in advancing cancer research.
Two pivotal studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers offer proof of better treatment options for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common form of kidney cancer.
Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have announced results from the first published basket study, a new form of clinical trial design that explores responses to drugs based on the specific mutations in patients’ tumors rather than where their cancer originated.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced today the beginning of a unique and forward-thinking collaboration aimed at improving patient access to the latest and most effective cancer treatment advances and highest-caliber cancer care.
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.