MSK pediatric cancer patient
Giving
By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Andréa Rizzo survived childhood cancer but was killed by a drunk driver at age 24. Her dream, to give children with cancer the gift of dance, continues in her name.

Surgeon Larissa Temple
Support
By Maureen Salamon, BA, Freelance Writer  |  Thursday, February 26, 2015

A new online survey aims to provide doctors with real-time information on their patients’ quality of life after rectal surgery.

Peter Scardino, Chair of MSK’s Department of Surgery and a specialist in the treatment of prostate cancers.
Q&A
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  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.

NYC Chinatown
In the Clinic
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, February 19, 2015

Services including a pilot program for remote simultaneous medical interpreting using UN-style headsets can help improve care for a growing number of patients.

Oren Cahlon and Nancy Lee
In the Clinic
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  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
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  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.

Pills
Support
By Ingrid Strauch, BA, Freelance Writer  |  Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Keeping track of a large array of medications can be challenging. These tips will help ensure that you use them properly.

Cancer Care
Fibrous extensions of a nerve cell (red) and an oligodendrocyte (green) growing on top of the nerve cell
In the Lab
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, February 5, 2015

In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation.

Imaging test
Q&A
By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Medical physicist Lawrence Dauer explains what you should know about the use and safety of tests such as CT scans that use radiation to obtain images of the body.

Pictured: Michael Zelefsky
In the Clinic
By Eva Kiesler, PhD and Jim Stallard, MA
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.

Epigenetics
Q&A
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor  |  Friday, January 30, 2015

An experimental drug for acute myelogenous leukemia might potentially help many more patients than previously thought by controlling epigenetic processes, according to a recent MSK study.

In the Clinic
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An annual report from an influential cancer group highlights three MSK studies that have advanced cancer research.

Pictured: Jaspreet Sandhu and Laura Leddy
Support
By Jennifer Castoro, BA, Managing/Copy Editor  |  Monday, January 26, 2015

Urinary problems like incontinence and overactive bladder can be an issue for cancer survivors. At MSK, our surgeons can offer a range of solutions.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells
In the Lab
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, January 22, 2015

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Depressed Woman
Feature
By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Tuesday, January 20, 2015

People with cancer who are depressed can have difficulty making appropriate treatment decisions. MSK psychiatrist Mary Jane Massie discusses the problem and what can be done to help.

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