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215 Press Releases found

The Future of Outpatient Cancer Surgery Takes Shape with New, First-of-Its-Kind Facility

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering Studies Highlight Potential of Liquid Biopsy at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

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

Positive Data from Phase III Study Shows Combination Therapy with Idelalisib Is More Effective Versus Standard of Care in Treatment-Resistant Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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.

  • Sunday, December 6, 2015

Philip W. Kantoff, MD, Named Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Study Examines Cancer-Care Outcomes among US Hospitals

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.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

Three Young Investigators Named Winners of 2015 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

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.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nivolumab and Cabozantinib Are More Effective Versus Standard of Care in Renal Cell Carcinoma

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.

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Researchers Publish Landmark “Basket Study”

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.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lehigh Valley Health Network to Join Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance

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.

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches New Lung Cancer Center Dedicated to Innovative Research

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.

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015