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Latest Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center Stories

2012-03-08 13:43:48

Study describes a rare case of the abscopal effect in a melanoma patient Research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by scientists at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) showed that combining targeted radiation therapy with immunotherapy (ipilimumab), fostered a strong immune response and a favorable clinical outcome in a patient with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The size of both the...

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....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'