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At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our leading edge research is constantly advancing what we know about cancer and new discoveries are improving care for patients here, and all over the world. In News and Information, you will find information about our groundbreaking work and the dedicated professionals who make it all happen.

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Richard Nixon with Benno Schmidt (right) and Mr. Schmidt’s wife, Nancy, at the signing of the National Cancer Act
For more than 137 years, MSK has made historic contributions driving discovery and improving patient care. Take a look back at the progress we've made since the signing of the National Cancer Act in 1971.
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Lymphoma patient Symantha Wilson
Symantha Wilson was crushed when chemotherapy quit fighting her lymphoma — and thrilled when immuno¬therapy beat back the cancer. But why doesn’t immunotherapy help more people? MSK researchers are finding answers.
Bridget Anderson
To help Bridget Anderson overcome leukemia, MSK doctors called upon her own microbiome, the vast ecosystem of microorganisms that live within us, especially the gut. They’re both friend and foe in fighting cancer.
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced the establishment of The Starr Foundation Program for Discovery Science
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced the establishment of The Starr Foundation Program for Discovery Science, a pioneering new initiative made possible by a generous $50 million gift from The Starr Foundation. The program will support the visionary work of scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), the research arm of MSK, by funding foundational laboratory research that will drive the next generation of cancer breakthroughs and ultimately improve the lives of people facing cancer around the world.
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Media Coverage


New Yorkers got together this weekend at Wollamn Rink in Central Park to beat rare cancer with Cycle for Survival. Teams of riders led by Equinox instructors participated in the stationary bike event to raise money and bring awareness to the cause. Every dollar donated goes to the research and clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 
Monday, May 23, 2022
For MSK patient Scott Rosato, preparedness is innate. He is Suffolk County corrections officer and also a lover of the great outdoors, but it’s his vigilance that helps keep him healthy. He’s had close to 20 surgeries now for melanoma, and the battle scars are a reminder of how proactive he’s been. MSK’s Ashfaq Marghoob is quoted. 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
To celebrate National Nurses Week, Today Show anchor, Hoda Kotb, interviewed MSK Kids nurse Cassie DeMatteis and one of our MSK Kids patients, Rocco DiMaggio, and his family.  Rocco first met Cassie when he was treated for Stage 4 neuroblastoma at MSK Kids in 2020, and Cassie quickly became Rocco’s favorite nurse.  The Today Show interviewed Rocco’s family about their extraordinary relationship with Cassie and Hoda even surprised little Rocco with a reunion with Cassie, who the DiMaggio’s affectionately call Rocco’s “girlfriend”.  
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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2020 Annual Report: Meeting the Moment
Gynecologic surgeon Carol Brown tying on a surgical cap
In her new role as Chief Health Equity Officer, gynecologic cancer surgeon Carol Brown is leading a new commitment to reducing cancer disparities. Dr. Brown spoke with NBC’s Today show anchor Al Roker about raising awareness about these disparities.
Paul Cortellesi
Memorial Sloan Kettering staff, patients, and donors stepped up in extraordinary ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meet just some of these heroes.
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Cancer Straight Talk
Cancer Straight Talk brings together national experts and cancer patients to have straightforward, evidence-based conversations. Medical oncologist Diane Reidy-Lagunes hosts this series with the mission of educating and empowering patients to make the right decisions and live happier, healthier lives.
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