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MSK Study Suggests Cancer Metastasis Is Wound Healing Gone Wrong

Scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute have discovered that the ability of cancers to metastasize to other organs is dependent upon their ability to co-opt natural wound-healing pathways. In a literal sense, metastasis is wound healing gone wrong. These findings provide a novel framework for thinking about metastasis and how to treat it.

  • Monday, January 13, 2020

DNA Circles Reveal Important Implications for Gene Regulation and Clinical Outcomes in Neuroblastoma

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), in collaboration with an international research team, have discovered that DNA circles can contribute to the development of childhood cancers. The team, led by MSK computational biologist Richard Koche and Anton Henssen of Charité University Hospital Berlin, made this discovery by studying extrachromosomal DNA in neuroblastoma cells. Neuroblastoma develops in immature nerve cells and is the most common form of cancer in infants.

  • Monday, December 16, 2019

MSK’S Facilities Management Team Create 26th Annual Holiday Hallway at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today celebrates its 26th year of the "holiday hallway." Each year during December, MSK’s carpenters, toolmakers, locksmiths, electricians, and painters construct a winter wonderland in the basement hallway of MSK for patients, families, and staff to visit and enjoy. The decades-long tradition brings joy and cheer to all and has grown in size and detail year after year. The “holiday hallway” is a labor of love for MSK’s Facilities staff, who give of themselves to create the magical MSK tradition. 

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019

Bringing Hospitality to the Hospital: A Reimagined Patient Experience at the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the latest example of the institution’s creative approach to rethinking the way cancer care is delivered. It will allow Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to enhance patient comfort and convenience while achieving greater efficiencies by providing exceptional care on an outpatient basis. The center was designed after listening closely to feedback from patients and staff, and with insights learned at MSK’s other thoughtfully designed outpatient facilities. From intuitive touch points ahead of arrival, to the moment patients are greeted, to discharge, the experience is curated to more resemble a calming hospitality environment than a hospital.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Innovative Research and Comprehensive Clinical Care at the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will be home to the largest gathering of hematologic experts ever at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), including specialists in blood and marrow stem cell transplants, chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy, lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, and nonmalignant blood disorders.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019

State-of-the-Art Structural Resiliency and Environmental Sustainability at the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center sets a new benchmark for sustainability and resiliency in a healthcare facility.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019

MSK’s Largest Freestanding Patient Care Facility Prepares to Open

After years of planning and anticipation, the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is scheduled to open in January 2020.

  • Friday, December 6, 2019

Memorial Sloan Kettering Researchers Present Notable Research at 2019 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Thousands of hematology-oncology professionals from around the world will gather in Orlando, Florida, from December 7 through 10 for the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. The ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition is the world’s most comprehensive hematology event of the year.

  • Monday, December 2, 2019

MSK Kids Experts to Present Notable Research at the International Society of Paediatric Oncology’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Pediatric oncologists from around the world will gather in Lyon, France, from October 23 through 26, for the International Society of Paediatric Oncology’s annual meeting. Featuring new research and important discoveries — many led by MSK Kids researchers — the meeting will highlight the latest in the fields of pediatric oncology, including blood cancer, sarcoma, Wilms’ tumor, genomics, radiation oncology, and neuroblastoma.

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Scott Lowe Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

Scott W. Lowe, PhD, Chair of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and Chair of the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors bestowed upon scientists worldwide.

  • Monday, October 21, 2019