Jim Stallard, MA

Senior Writer/Editor

Recent Blog Posts

Pictured: Natalie Moryl (Khojainova), MD
Ask the Expert
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering physician Natalie Moryl discusses pain medications in cancer treatment and why patients should not avoid them due to fears of addiction.

Pictured: Ross Levine
In the Clinic
Monday, December 9, 2013

A new diagnostic test co-developed by Memorial Sloan Kettering identifies hundreds of genetic alterations in blood cancers, which will guide physicians in treatment decisions.

Pictured: Ellen Yorke and Karyn Goodman
In the Clinic
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering is exploring a precise form of high-dose radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer that could shorten treatment time and potentially be more effective.

Pictured: Sarat Chandarlapaty
In the Lab
Friday, November 8, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have found genetic mutations that cause some breast cancers to develop resistance to hormone therapy.

Pictured: Anas Younes, Chief, Lymphoma Service
Profile
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Medical oncologist Anas Younes leads an ambitious effort to find disease biomarkers that could predict which lymphoma patients will benefit from new targeted therapies.

Pictured: Laurie Glimcher, Craig Thompson, Marc Tessier-Lavigne & Tadataka Yamada
Announcement
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering is joining with two other academic institutions in a pioneering collaboration to speed early-stage drug discoveries into therapies for patients.

Pictured: Mark Robson
Q&A
Monday, October 21, 2013

As genome sequencing of tumors becomes more routine, it increases the odds that additional disease-related mutations may be discovered by accident, a development that raises profound issues.

Pictured: Sergio Giralt & Robin Roberts
Event
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Robin Roberts celebrated with more than 200 fellow stem cell transplant patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s annual Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Celebration.

Pictured: Daniel Thorek & Jan Grimm
In the Lab
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A new imaging approach being investigated by Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers could provide better information about a tumor’s molecular activity, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis.

Cancer Guide
Friday, September 13, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering specialists provide outstanding care for multiple myeloma and related plasma cell diseases.

Pictured: Peter Bach
In the Clinic
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A new online decision tool can help current or former smokers determine whether they would benefit from lung cancer screening.

Pictured: Andromachi Scaradavou
Ask the Expert
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

In this “Ask the Expert” feature, pediatric hematologist Andromachi Scaradavou discusses options for expectant parents who are considering banking a newborn’s cord blood.

Pictured: Cara Anselmo
Ask the Expert
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In this “Ask the Expert” feature, Cara Anselmo, a registered dietitian nutritionist, discusses the importance of maintaining a healthy diet while undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Pictured: Carol Brown
Video
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Watch Memorial Sloan Kettering gynecologic surgeon Carol Brown discuss the importance of the HPV vaccine.

Pictured: Low-dose chest CT scan
In the Clinic
Monday, June 17, 2013

Memorial Sloan Kettering now offers low-dose CT screening for certain smokers at high risk for lung cancer.