Latest Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center Stories

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....

2011-07-29 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...

2011-07-26 00:00:29

World's Largest Private Cancer Center to Expand Device Connectivity Efforts. Panama City, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 iSirona®, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced that Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has signed an enterprise license agreement to implement iSirona's device connectivity solution. Recognized around the world for excellence, Memorial Sloan-Kettering is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top two cancer centers by...

2011-07-25 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation and GRACE are pleased to partner in providing an upcoming one-hour webinar on Wednesday, July 27th at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific, on the subject of prevention and management of skin, nail, and hair-related side effects of common lung cancer treatments. This program will be led by Dr. Mario Lacouture, a dermatologist now running a busy clinic at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, who is...

Word of the Day
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.