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

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will recognize three young investigators for their exceptional bodies of innovative work that has helped to advance the field of cancer research. The researchers will receive the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, an award presented biennially by Memorial Sloan Kettering to honor promising scientists under the age of 46.

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Gene Mutation Contributes To Leukemia By Enhancing Function Of Blood Stem Cells

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers helped to identify a key insight into what first goes wrong in the development of many leukemias.

  • Thursday, June 30, 2011

First Comprehensive Analysis Of Gene Mutations In Ovarian Cancer Brings Patients One Step Closer To Personalized Medicine

According to a large-scale genomic analysis of the most common and aggressive type of ovarian cancer, researchers from Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center and other centers within The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project identified genetic mutations and pathways that distinctly set the disease apart not only from other types of ovarian cancer, but from other solid tumors as well.

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Breast Cancer Treatment Shows Benefit For Women With Small, Localized Disease

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center physician-scientists report that women with small, node-negative, HER2-positive breast cancer may obtain a significant benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy with trastuzumab (Herceptin®), a drug previously shown to improve outcomes in advanced cancer and prevent the return of cancer in women diagnosed with higher-risk, early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. This study appears online in the journal Cancer, and will be published in a future print edition.

  • Friday, June 24, 2011

Groundbreaking Advances In The Treatment Of Advanced Melanoma Led By Physician-Researchers At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

In an extraordinary demonstration of excellence, positive results from two separate studies of new therapies for the treatment of advanced melanoma were presented at the plenary session of the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology by Paul Chapman, MD, and Jedd Wolchok MD, PhD, members of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Melanoma and Sarcoma service, and lead authors on the studies along with collaborators from more than a one hundred cancer centers worldwide.

  • Sunday, June 5, 2011

Drug Shown To Significantly Improve Survival In Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer While Exploring A Potential Biomarker To Measure Treatment Response

The final survival analysis of an international study of a new drug for prostate cancer has found an even greater median survival benefit than previously reported, and has established a new class of treatment for men with metastatic prostate cancer. In addition, researchers are exploring a potential biomarker of response to treatment in general.

  • Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Drug Combination Slows Tumor Growth For Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Bevacizumab (Avastin®) in combination with chemotherapy resulted in a clinical benefit for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to a new study. Results from the phase III "OCEANS" trial were presented today by the lead author, Carol Aghajanian, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

  • Saturday, June 4, 2011

Tumors In Majority Of Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer Found To Have Genetic Mutations That Can Be Treated With Targeted Therapies

A new study detected one of ten such mutations in 54 percent of the 516 lung cancer patients tested at diagnosis. The results enabled doctors to select the most appropriate drug designed to block the identified mutation and choose other treatment options for those patients whose tumors did not have a mutation.

  • Saturday, June 4, 2011

Drug Shown to Improve Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

An international, multi-center study has found that a recently FDA-approved drug called abiraterone acetate significantly improves overall survival in men with metastatic prostate cancer by more than 34 percent. Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in the UK as well as other cancer centers around the world published the findings in the May 26, 2011, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blood Test Given Earlier Than Recommended Predicts Long-Term Risk of Death from Prostate Cancer and Suggests Annual PSA Testing for Most Men is Unnecessary

A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test taken for the first time between the ages of 44 and 50 can predict the likelihood that a man will die from prostate cancer over the next 25 to 30 years, according to researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Thursday, May 19, 2011