Pictured: Cooper
Slide Show
By Jennifer Castoro, BA, Managing/Copy Editor  |  Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The loving pets in our therapy dog program offer comfort to patients and their families.

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Holiday candle
Support
By Jenifer Goodwin, BA, Freelance Writer  |  Thursday, December 18, 2014

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for people who are terminally ill and their loved ones. Yet there are ways to work with the experience to derive joy and meaning in the midst of fear or sadness.

Pictured: Peter Kingham
Perspective
By Peter Kingham, MD, Surgical Oncologist  |  Monday, December 15, 2014

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s top cancer specialists come together to consult on complex cases at weekly Disease Management Team meetings.

Pictured: Eytan Stein
In the Clinic
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, December 11, 2014

An experimental drug for blood cancers with certain genetic mutations is showing promise in early-stage trials.

Pictured: Louis Voigt
Q&A
By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Monday, December 8, 2014

MSK critical care physician Louis Voigt is a firm believer in a holistic approach to the practice of medicine, as well as to his patients and their loved ones.

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Pathologists at MSK
Feature
By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, December 4, 2014

The most effective cancer treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Pathologist Meera Hameed explains the pathologist’s crucial contributions.

Pictured: Viviane Tabar
In the Lab
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Monday, December 1, 2014

Investigators have created the first-ever genetically engineered model of cancer made from human embryonic stem cells in culture.

Limb lengthening
In the Clinic
By Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Memorial Sloan Kettering has taken the lead in applying a limb-lengthening technique in people with bone cancer to restore long gaps in bone after removal of a tumor.

Pictured: William Alago
Q&A
By Maureen Salamon, BA, Freelance Writer  |  Monday, November 24, 2014

Interventional radiologist William Alago discusses minimally invasive procedures, advances in imaging techniques, and the future of his field.

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok, Alexandra Snyder Charen and Timothy Chan
In the Lab
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, November 20, 2014

In people with melanoma who respond to the drug ipilimumab, certain mutations make tumors more visible to the immune system.

Michel Sadelain and Prasad Adusumilli
Finding
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A study in mouse models suggests how modified T cells may be used to treat tumors in the area just outside the lungs.

Billy Kupferman of Mustaches for Kids and Eve H.
Giving
By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mustaches for Kids raises funds for Memorial Sloan Kettering’s pediatric patients in a most hairy way.

(From left) MSK investigators Michael Berger, José Baselga, and Maurizio Scaltriti, and graduate student Pau Castel.
Finding
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Monday, November 17, 2014

A study of one patient’s disease has clarified why tumors stop responding to a class of experimental drugs called PI3K inhibitors.

Pictured: William Lee, Chris Sander & Nils Weinhold
In the Lab
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, November 13, 2014

In a study of patient tumor samples, researchers have found common mutations in parts of the genome that control gene regulation.

Gregory Riely
In the Clinic
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MSK lung cancer patients benefit from a powerful genomic test that looks for mutations in 341 genes to help determine the best treatment.

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