Esther Napolitano, BS

Freelance Science Writer

Recent Blog Posts

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.

Pictured: Harrie Bakst and Duane Bailey-Castro
Event
Thursday, July 5, 2012

More than 2,000 patients and their guests, caregivers, and healthcare providers attended Memorial Sloan Kettering’s cancer survivorship celebrations last month.

Pictured: Robert Motzer
In the Clinic
Monday, May 21, 2012

Results of an international study indicate that the investigational drug tivozanib is more effective and better tolerated than a currently approved therapy in delaying cancer growth.

Pictured: Elizabeth Morris
In the O.R.
Friday, March 16, 2012

Memorial Sloan Kettering is the first and only hospital in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to offer a new, more patient-friendly approach for doctors to precisely pinpoint and remove small breast cancers.

Pictured: Ann Zauber
In the Clinic
Thursday, February 23, 2012

For the first time, a new study has shown that removing polyps by colonoscopy not only prevents colorectal cancer from developing, but also prevents deaths from the disease.

Pictured: Robert Motzer
In the Clinic
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The recent FDA approval of axitinib provides a viable treatment option for patients who progress on or cannot tolerate the side effects of other approved drugs for the disease.

Finding
Monday, January 23, 2012

Research has shown that children who have experienced a sunburn at an early age are at almost double the risk for developing melanoma in adulthood. Now, a new study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering epidemiologist Stephen Dusza finds that most children do not regularly use sunscreen.

In the Clinic
Thursday, November 17, 2011

A new study has found that the overall colonoscopy screening rate has improved by 20 percent in five years among underserved and uninsured New Yorkers aged 50 years and older.