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Latest Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center Stories

2012-02-13 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than $7.7 million was raised this year by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's (MSK) Cycle for Survival event. Within six months, every dollar raised will be allocated to research projects led by MSK, so that patients with rare cancers, such as pancreatic, ovarian, brain and pediatric cancers, can see the benefits of donations in the form of new clinical trials and investigational treatment options. To view the multimedia assets associated...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 10,000 people nationwide will participate in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's sixth annual Cycle for Survival event taking place this February. Equinox, the Founding Sponsor, will host events in New York City, Long Island, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. An indoor, team cycling event, Cycle for Survival funds much-needed research into better understanding and treating rare cancers. Half of all people with...

Many Kids Still Not Using Sunscreen
2012-01-24 09:20:04

Health experts recommend that people of all ages use sunscreens regularly to prevent skin cancer; yet, a new study shows that only 25 percent of kids regularly apply sunscreen when going outside in the sun. Researchers, led by Stephen Dusza, an epidemiologist with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, questioned 360 fifth-grade children in 2004 and then re-surveyed them three years later. In the first survey, more than half of the kids said they had experienced at least one sunburn....

2011-11-10 13:06:00

Cancer & AIDS Research Fundraiser Will Take Place November 17th at Tribeca Rooftop NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry's largest foundation that supports cancer research at three esteemed Manhattan hospitals, is presenting the 8th Annual World Tour of Wine Dinner on Thursday, November 17th at the prestigious Tribeca Rooftop. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne reception and silent auction, followed by...

2011-11-04 10:07:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 4, 2011, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Roh, M.D., an internationally renowned liver cancer surgeon has been named Incoming President of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando and will take over as President next year. Dr. Roh also serves as the cancer center's Medical and Scientific Director, overseeing all clinical activities within the cancer center and clinical, basic and translational research programs. As President, Dr. Roh will expand on his administrative functions...

2011-11-01 15:00:00

2011 Grant Recipients and Scientific Merit Award Winner Announced NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is announcing the 20 recipients of its 2011 research grants at its third annual Lung Cancer Symposium, tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Times Center in New York, in commemoration of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The free, open to the public session will feature distinguished thought leaders on a diverse set of topics linked to...

2011-10-19 07:30:00

Awards Granted to 20 Researchers in Basic Science, Clinical and Translational Research NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Understanding the genomic structure of lung cancer cells and the mechanisms that trigger their growth is the basis of research underway by Adam Bass, MD, winner of the 2011 Scientific Merit Award who will be celebrated at The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's third annual Lung Cancer Symposium, on November 1st in New York. Dr. Bass is one of 20...

2011-10-10 07:30:00

Public Forum Focuses on Advances in Lung Cancer Research with Leading Experts in Discovery, Treatment and Patient Support NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host its third annual Lung Cancer Symposium, November 1, 2011, from 6-8 p.m. at the Times Center in New York. Each year, lung cancer claims more lives(1) in the United States than breast, colon and prostate deaths combined(2). This free, open to the public session will explore...

2011-09-19 17:00:00

Fundraiser Will Take Place October 14th at Beverly Hills Hotel LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry's largest foundation that locally supports pediatric cancer research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, is presenting the 4th Annual Los Angeles Wine Celebration Dinner & Auction on Friday, October 14th at the prestigious Beverly Hills Hotel. The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction,...

2011-07-29 06:00:00

CHICAGO, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Errant Gene Therapeutics, LLC ("EGT"), a pioneering boutique drug development firm specializing in Rare Diseases, announced the transfer of its clinical grade lentiviral vector, TNS 9.55.3, to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ("MSKCC"). TNS 9.55.3 developed by EGT pursuant to an exclusive license agreement with Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), will be used for MSKCC's upcoming beta Thalassemia human clinical trial. The trial protocol provides...