Jim Stallard, MA

Senior Writer/Editor

Recent Blog Posts

MSK Physician-in-Chief José Baselga
Announcement
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MSK physician-scientists reported hopeful news from several clinical studies at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Peter Scardino, Chair of MSK’s Department of Surgery and a specialist in the treatment of prostate cancers.
Q&A
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Peter Scardino, Chair of MSK’s Department of Surgery, gives his views on what lies ahead for the surgical treatment of cancer.

Oren Cahlon and Nancy Lee
In the Clinic
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Proton therapy uses charged particles to target tumors with precision while reducing the risk of treatment-related side effects.

Christina Leslie and John Petrini
Announcement
Thursday, February 12, 2015

MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.

Pictured: Michael Zelefsky
In the Clinic
Monday, February 2, 2015

Researchers call for intensified efforts to help men with prostate cancer quit smoking after a recent MSK study revealed that patients who smoke during radiation therapy face a higher risk of both having the disease return and dying from it.

Sandra D’Angelo and Jedd Wolchok
In the Clinic
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A new treatment for advanced melanoma is the latest promising advance in immunotherapy tested in large part by our scientists.

Gregory Riely
In the Clinic
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.

Pictured: Jorge Reis-Filho and Britta Weigelt
In the Lab
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Genetic alterations linked to a rare salivary cancer could also shed light on more common malignancies.

Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa
In the Lab
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MSK researchers discover that the body senses and attacks harmful bacteria indirectly after the pathogens cause stress within the cells.

Event
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Transplant patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering gave support to bone marrow donation efforts with their own “walk” inside the hospital.

Pictured: Monmouth Center
Announcement
Monday, September 22, 2014

MSK’s new outpatient facility in the Jersey Shore area will enable more people to access outstanding cancer care closer to home.

Q & A
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In this follow-up Q&A, diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee addresses readers’ questions on dense breast tissue and clarifies what breast density could mean for you.

Pictured: Johanna Joyce
In the Lab
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A new study sheds light on what enables breast cancer cells to spread to the brain and presents a potential target for drugs.

In the Lab
Monday, August 11, 2014

Experimental pathologist Jorge Reis-Filho explains how tumor DNA obtained from the blood could lead to noninvasive — yet highly sensitive — ways of detecting and monitoring cancer in the body.

Pictured: Richard O’Reilly
In the Clinic
Thursday, July 31, 2014

A study shows that treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) with stem cell transplantation is very effective, especially if done early.