Craig B. Thompson: Featured News

In the Lab
SKI cell biologists Junmei Yi and Xuejun Jiang
More Evidence that Cellular ‘Death by Iron’ Could Be Promising Avenue of Cancer Treatment
Cancers with certain mutations are vulnerable to ferroptosis, a form of iron-dependent cell death.
Research Published in Genes and Development from Craig Thompson Lab
New research from the Craig Thompson Lab offers a closer look at the transcriptional activators, Yap/Taz, and the role they play in cell growth and macropinocytosis.
Leukemia cells
Findings from Two Patients Shed New Light on Drug Resistance in AML
A team at MSK has discovered a previously unknown type of resistance to a new leukemia drug.
T cells on the loose.
T Is for T Cell: The Science Behind Immunotherapy
By deciphering the biology of T cells, MSK scientists gave immunotherapy a boost.
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No Sugar, No Cancer? A Look at the Evidence
A lot has been written about the relationship between sugar and cancer. Most of it is wrong.
a circuit board
After Years of Neglect, Cancer Biologists Return to a Forgotten Field: Metabolism
Scientists are dusting off their biochemistry textbooks in the hunt for clues to cancer.
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License to Build: New Theory of Cancer Puts Metabolism at Center
MSK researchers are rethinking the relationship between metabolism and cancer, and finding insights in some unexpected places. Your beer glass, for example.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Gets Past the Big Blues
President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Craig Thompson was interviewed about the collaboration between MSK and IBM Watson....
Assessing Research Productivity
President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Craig Thompson and colleagues discuss a new way of evaluating academic research....
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A Singular Focus on Cancer at MSK Westchester
From screening and surveillance to treatment and survivorship, MSK’s newest suburban outpatient treatment center brings our expertise to patients in New York’s Westchester County and surrounding communities.
A student asks a question at last year’s "Major Trends” seminar.
A Sneak Preview of Our Annual “Major Trends” Seminar Live Webcast
Every year, MSK gives high school students and their teachers the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge biomedical research from our scientists.
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Expands in Westchester with New Facility
MSK’s newest facility, in West Harrison, offers residents of Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the Hudson Valley convenient access to top MSK specialists and unparalleled cancer care.
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MSK Cancer Alliance Grants Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Certified Member Status
The certification comes after a year in which hundreds of experts worked together to assess standards of care at Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute.
Survivors and family members at our Manhattan event signed their names on a wall and wrote messages to staff and other patients.
Olympic Gold Medalist and Cancer Survivor Shannon Miller Addresses Memorial Sloan Kettering Celebration
Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller was diagnosed with germ cell ovarian cancer, a very rare disease, in 2011 and treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Learn more about her inspiring story.
Sloan Kettering Gets $100 Million Gift
Memorial Sloan Kettering received a landmark gift of $100 million to undertake a unique and intensive endeavor to transform cancer care through genomic...
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Celebrates at Convocation and Commencement Ceremony
Degrees were presented and awards were given at the 35th annual ceremony held on May 14.
Hundreds of People Hit the Gym in Midtown to Spin Against Rare Forms of Cancer
Memorial Sloan Kettering President and CEO Craig Thompson was interviewed about the fundraising event Cycle for Survival that raises money for rare can...
In Memoriam
Cancer research pioneer Janet Rowley
Memorial Sloan Kettering Mourns the Death of Cancer Research Pioneer Janet Rowley
Memorial Sloan Kettering President and CEO Craig Thompson reflects on the life and career of cancer research pioneer Janet Rowley.
Pictured: Michael Foley
Michael Foley Named Director of Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute
A renowned chemist with 25 years of industry and academic experience, Michael Foley will lead a pioneering collaboration designed to speed the development of new drugs for people with cancer and other diseases.
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Watch Webcast of “Major Trends” Seminar — Annual Event for High School Students
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s annual seminar exposes high school students and their teachers to cutting-edge scientific research.
Donna Handley
Memorial Sloan Kettering Announces Unprecedented Alliance
Hartford Healthcare system in Connecticut has been selected as the first MSK Cancer Alliance member, established to enhance delivery of care, improve patient outcomes, and advance research.
Learning Curve
Pictured: Barbara Raphael & Chioma Enweasor
Summer Fellowship Gives Medical Students the Tools to Become Physician-Scientists
Our summer fellowship program helps medical students learn to become physician-scientists. Read about one of our trainees who investigated an imaging tool for use in patients with a rare uterine cancer.
A Conversation with Craig B. Thompson, MD
To mark the one-year anniversary of his tenure, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Craig Thompson talked about recent discoveries and the ch...
Pictured: 2012 Rock Stars of Science
Geoffrey Beene Rock Stars of Science™ Campaign Features Memorial Sloan Kettering Researchers
The initiative, focused on investigators from Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center, highlights the critical need for funding scientific research.
Hundreds of high school students and teachers from the New York City area attend the annual seminar.
Webcast of 2012 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research
For the first time, our annual seminar for high school students and teachers from the New York City area will be available to watch live from around the nation and the world.
In the Lab
Pictured: Timothy Chan
Studies Show How Certain Gene Mutations May Promote Cancer
Two Memorial Sloan Kettering studies provide new clues about genetic mutations that affect cell behavior and play a role in several types of cancer.
Craig B. Thompson, MD
Craig Thompson Named President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Craig B. Thompson, MD, has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center effective November 2, 2010. His appointment concludes a search that began in January 2010.
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President Craig Thompson Reflects on 40-Year War on Cancer
Since the signing of the National Cancer Act in 1971, tremendous progress has been made in preventing and treating cancer—though challenges remain.
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Student Lecture Highlights Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research
More than 500 high school students and their teachers filled the Rockefeller Research Laboratories to learn about recent discoveries.
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Growing Science: A Decade Devoted to Advancing Cancer Research at the Sloan Kettering Institute
A decade ago, the Sloan Kettering Institute embarked on an effort to broaden and streamline its research activities.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Researchers Are 2010 Rock Stars of Science
Three Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center investigators -- including the Center's new President, Craig B. Thompson -- have been featured with singer-songwriter Debbie Harry to lead the Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® 2010 Rock Stars of Science™ campaign in <i>GQ</i> magazine's December "Men of the Year" issue.
Craig Thompson Named President of Memorial Sloan Kettering
On August 10, 2010, nationally known cancer researcher and clinician Craig B. Thompson was named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center effective November 2, 2010.
In the Lab
DNA winding around histones
Research Clarifies How IDH Mutations Cause Cancer
The MSK team’s goal was to get at the underlying defects in cells that these mutations cause.