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Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), in collaboration with an international research team and the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, have found that abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected more cancers than digital breast tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) in average-risk women with dense breast tissue.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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
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
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces its most recent awards and appointments for the institution’s physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine today announced that the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. (Tri-I TDI) has renewed its collaborations with partners Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and Bridge Medicines.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has appointed Atefeh “Atti” Riazi as Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective February 3. In this role, Ms. Riazi will develop and implement an enterprise-wide, long-term strategic information technology (IT) plan and oversee the integration of data and technology resources across the organization.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
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Researchers have discovered uncanny similarities between cells found in brain tumors and a type of stem cell that’s important for building the brain during fetal development.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Researchers find a potential new route to making immunotherapy work better in pancreatic cancers and possibly others.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
MSK infectious disease specialist Monika Shah debunks common myths about the flu shot.
Friday, February 14, 2020
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Media Coverage


An app that can detect signs of eye diseases by scanning photos helped the mom of a 6-year-old boy see the symptoms of a rare eye disorder. She now credits the app with preventing even worse damage to her son’s vision. MSK’s David Abramson is featured.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has tapped Atefeh “Atti” Riazi as its new CIO, the center announced. Ms. Riazi, an experienced technology executive, will start Feb. 3.
Friday, January 31, 2020
A team of researchers in the United Kingdom discovered a new type of immune cell that they say could one day be used as a “one-size-fits-all” therapy for most cancers. Experts in the field not involved in the study were cautiously optimistic about the results. MSK’s Marcel van den Brink is quoted.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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