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A new drug is being shown to extend the lives of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma by almost a year. The results of a multicenter phase II trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of olaratumab in combination with doxorubicin chemotherapy was published in The Lancet on June 9. William Tap, MD, Chief of the Sarcoma Medical Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), served as corresponding author on this study, which met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival and showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival. To arrange an interview with Dr. Tap, please email mcnamarn@mskcc.org.
Friday, June 10, 2016
 
MSK researchers are presenting nearly 120 studies at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Friday, June 3, 2016
 
Vice President Joseph Biden visited Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) for a roundtable discussion with MSK experts and members of the cancer community. The candid conversation, inspired by the “moonshot” initiative announced by President Obama, was led by Craig Thompson, MD, President and CEO of MSK. MSK’s Carol Brown, MD, Ross Levine, MD, and Robert Sidlow, MD, were also active participants in the discussion. For more information about the event or to request an interview with a MSK roundtable participant, please e-mail mediastaff@mskcc.org.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
 
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Andrew L. Kung, MD, PhD, has been named the new Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). An accomplished physician, researcher, leader, and mentor, Dr. Kung most recently served as the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Dr. Kung formally assumes his new role as Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, steps down as Chairman after more than 30 years.
Monday, June 20, 2016
 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine today announced that they will expand the focus of the successful Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. (Tri-I TDI), a partnership established in 2013 to expedite early-stage drug discovery of innovative new therapies. Under this expansion, Tri-I TDI will extend its current relationship with its industry partner, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. from the realm of small molecule discovery into the new research area of antibody drug discovery. All three institutions will benefit from Tri-I TDI’s expansion.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
 
The experimental “smart-bomb” drug rovalpituzumab tesirine (Rova-T) appears safe and shows efficacy in treating patients with advanced small cell lung cancer, according to results from a first-in-human clinical trial to be presented today by a MSK researcher at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
 
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FEATURE
Traveling with cancer can be done, even if you’re in active treatment. Plan ahead so that you can fully enjoy your summer vacation.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
 
SURVIVORSHIP
Feelings of guilt are common after surviving cancer, but MSK offers many support services that can help patients feel better.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
 
IN THE CLINIC
Learn how MSK’s powerful new tumor DNA test has helped guide treatment decisions for more than 10,000 people with advanced cancer.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
 
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Media Coverage

 
Epidemiologist Peter Bach discusses a proposal for controlled drug prices with Forbes.com.
Monday, June 20, 2016
 
Endocrinologist R. Michael Tuttle was interviewed by Reader’s Digest about warning signs in thyroid cancer. 
Monday, June 20, 2016
 
Pediatric oncologist Paul Meyers discusses the recent Humans of New York campaign that featured MSK’s Department of Pediatrics with Voice of America
Sunday, June 19, 2016
 
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