Esther Napolitano, BS

Freelance Science Writer

Recent Blog Posts

Ask the Expert
Friday, April 4, 2014

Memorial Sloan Kettering social worker Carrie Panzer offers tips for coping with hair loss.

Pictured: Karen Hartman
Survivorship
Monday, March 24, 2014

Social worker Karen Hartman shares coping strategies that cancer survivors can use to lessen fear of recurrence as they adjust to life after treatment.

Pictured: Kathryn Beal
In the Clinic
Monday, March 17, 2014

A high-dose radiation treatment that can be given in one day has become an effective and increasingly common approach for patients with metastatic brain tumors.

Pictured: Steven M. Horwitz
Video
Friday, January 31, 2014

A recent web chat features medical oncologist Steven M. Horwitz discussing advances in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma.

Social Media
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Connections gives patients and caregivers an online meeting place where they can exchange advice, get support, and connect with the Memorial Sloan Kettering community.

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok & Alexander Rudensky
Announcement
Monday, January 6, 2014

Immunologist Alexander Rudensky and medical oncologist and immunologist Jedd Wolchok are investigating innovative ways to use the immune system to fight cancer.

Pictured: Oliver Zivanovic, Garrett Nash & Dennis Chi
In the Clinic
Friday, November 15, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts are leading investigations of a procedure called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC.

Pictured: Michael Zelefsky
In the Clinic
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering offers patients with prostate cancer a comprehensive package of the most advanced radiation therapy approaches that enable more-personalized and effective care.

In the Community
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering leads a first-of-its-kind initiative to reduce cancer and cardiovascular health disparities among South Asian immigrants in the United States.

Pictured: Joanne Frankel Kelvin, Nadeem  Abu-Rustum & Larissa Temple
Video
Monday, September 16, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts discuss the impact that cancer and its treatment can have on female fertility, and options for building a family after treatment ends.

Pictured: Micropapillary Morphology
In the Lab
Friday, August 9, 2013

A Memorial Sloan Kettering study shows that an abnormal cell pattern found in the tumor tissue of some lung cancer patients may help to predict which tumors are more likely to recur after surgery.

Pictured: Scott Armstrong, Michael Kuehn, Haijhua Chu, Monica Cusan & Andrei Kritsov
Profile
Friday, July 12, 2013

Scott Armstrong specializes in the treatment of leukemia in children. His research focuses on the disease in children and adults.

Pictured: Christopher Lima
Honor
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dr. Lima is one of 27 biomedical researchers in the country being named an HHMI investigator today. This elite group of scientists will receive approximately $150 million over the next five years.

Pictured: Peter Scardino
Q&A
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dr. Scardino discusses strategies for how physicians and patients can make the best use of PSA testing and prostate cancer treatment.

Pictured: Clifford Hudis
Q&A
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New, potentially practice-changing research sheds light on the long-term benefits of estrogen-blocking tamoxifen therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer whose disease is estrogen-receptor positive.