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GIST Tumors Linked to NF1 Mutations, Genetic Testing Needed

Researchers at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center, have determined that a specific region of the small bowel, called the duodenal-jejunal flexure or DJF, shows a high frequency of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) with mutations of the NF1 gene.

GIST tumors linked to NF1 mutations, genetic testing needed

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center, have determined that a specific region of the small bowel, called the duodenal-jejunal flexure or DJF, shows a high frequency of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) with mutations of the NF1 gene.

Going nano in the fight against cancer

Imagine being able to see the signs of cancer decades before we can now. URI Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Roxbury and researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have invented a technique that could detect a wide range of biomarkers that signal the start of cancer—many years before symptoms surface.

Knee joint signals bones to grow

(eLife ) Scientists from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US, have revealed a communication system between the knee joint and developing bones in mice, which controls bone growth during early development and after injury.

Gut bacteria could protect cancer patients and pregnant women from Listeria, study suggests

(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York have discovered that bacteria living in the gut provide a first line of defense against severe Listeria infections. The study, which will...Show More Summary

Trends in reoperation after initial lumpectomy for breast cancer

(The JAMA Network Journals) Monica Morrow, M.D., of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and coauthors investigated the impact of a 2014 consensus statement endorsing a minimal negative margin for invasive breast cancer on postlumpectomy surgery and final surgical treatment.

Real-Time, Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring Demonstrates an Overall Survival Benefit

Updated results of a clinical trial that launched in 2007 were presented today by Ethan Basch, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Show More Summary

Philips in deals with U.S. hospitals on use of its gene data platform for cancer research

3 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch healthcare technology company Philips said Thursday it had reached deals with New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare for them to use its genomics platform for cancer research and treatment.

World-Renowned Medical Oncologist Luis Diaz, MD, Named Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Luis A. Diaz, MD, has been named the Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). An accomplished physician, pioneering researcher, and leader in the field of clinical oncology, Dr. Diaz most recently served as an associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Expertise on Precision Medicine Highlighted in American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting Press Program

Research findings from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will be featured in this year's American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting press program. The AACR is the oldest and largest professional organization...Show More Summary

MSK Researchers Identify First Evidence of Epigenetic Role in Breast Cancer

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have identified, for the first time, an epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer. The team found that inhibition of the PI3K pathway leads to activation of ER-dependent transcription through the epigenetic regulator KMT2D. Show More Summary

Jeffrey A. Drebin, MD, PhD, Named Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jeffrey A. Drebin, MD, PhD, has been named the new Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Drebin brings to MSK decades of experience as a world-class surgical oncologist specializing in pancreaticobiliary, upper gastrointestinal and liver surgery.

CAR T cells more powerful when built with CRISPR, MSK researchers find

(Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have harnessed the power of CRISPR/Cas9 to create more-potent chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that enhance tumor rejection in m...

Memorial Sloan Kettering Researchers Publish Roadmap to Precision Oncology

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today published a seminal review of the rapidly evolving field of precision oncology, which allows doctors to recommend therapies based on a genetic understanding of a person's cancer. Show More Summary

Seven Bridges to Present on Cancer Moonshot’s Blood Profiling Atlas at Precision Medicine World Congress

7 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

PRESS RELEASE: Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced that its Senior VP of Commercial Operations, Bruce Press, will join Dr. Howard Scher of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Geoff Otto of Foundation...

Memorial Sloan Kettering Debuts in Monmouth County

Nearly 20 years have passed since Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) first opened its doors in the Garden State. Since then, an explosion of knowledge and data has resulted in far better outcomes for thousands of people with cancer, including many who've sought care at MSK's facility in New Jersey.

Memorial Sloan Kettering opens cancer center in New Jersey

A top-ranked New York City hospital is opening a cancer center in New Jersey. State and medical officials will be on hand Monday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Middletown. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches MSK Direct to Expand Access to World-Class Cancer Care

In an effort to expand and streamline patient access to its high-quality cancer care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has introduced MSK Direct, a unique program in which MSK collaborates with external employers to simplify how their employees can engage with the institution for initial or ongoing cancer care.

NY Cancer Center, Taps Medidata to Test Wearables in Oncology Care

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is collaborating with Medidata, a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences to expand the use of mobile health technology in oncology treatment. Through theShow More Summary

Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Should Be Considered for Germline Genetic Testing of DNA Repair Genes

Men with metastatic prostate cancer should be considered for germline genetic testing of DNA repair genes, regardless of age or family history, according to a team of researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), Fred...Show More Summary

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