Pictured: Nabil Rizk
Video
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Friday, May 31, 2013

Dr. Rizk discusses how the team of experts expedites treatment for patients, and uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat thoracic cancers when possible.

Pictured: Marc Ladanyi & Gregory Riely
In the Clinic
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A new guideline has established standards for testing lung cancer tumors for genetic abnormalities, giving more patients a chance to benefit from targeted therapies.

Pictured: David Finley & Maria Teresa Ruiz Tsukazan
Feature
By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Monday, February 25, 2013

Our doctors introduce and apply advanced technologies in minimal-access surgery to benefit patients.

Pictured: Mark Kris
Perspective
By Mark Kris, MD, Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service  |  Friday, February 8, 2013

Medical oncologist Mark Kris discusses how cancer experts are working to train IBM Watson to help assist medical professionals.

Pictured: Prasad Adusumilli
In the Lab
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Thursday, January 3, 2013

A team from Memorial Sloan Kettering has found that the makeup of immune cells in a lung tumor and in tissue surrounding a tumor can predict whether the cancer will recur after surgery.

Pictured: Marc Ladanyi & Snjezana Dogan
In the Clinic
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor  |  Friday, November 9, 2012

A genetic analysis of tumors suggests women are more susceptible than men to the most common form of lung cancer.

Pictured: James Huang
Video
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dr. Huang discusses how minimally invasive, video-assisted, and robotic surgical techniques improve the treatment of patients with lung, esophageal, and thyroid cancers.

Feature
By Jim Stallard, MA and Julie Grisham, MS
Friday, September 21, 2012

With the genomics revolution, scientists and physicians have increasingly been able to peer at the inner workings of tumor cells and pinpoint the specific genetic changes that transform them from their cells of origin into cancer.

Pictured: Tunneling Nanotubes
Snapshot
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have discovered a way that cancer cells may be able to exchange information by establishing long bridges between cells called tunneling nanotubes.

Pictured: David Finley
Video
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dr. Finley, Co-Director of the Complex Airway Program, explains how he lays out a treatment plan with his patients, and determines which type of surgery fits best in the context of their lifestyle.

Pictured: Manjit Bains
Video
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Friday, June 15, 2012

Dr. Bains talks about how he and other internationally recognized cancer experts work together to treat patients and help them return to their everyday activities.

Pictured: Peter Bach
Q&A
By Allyson Collins, MS, Science Writer/Editor  |  Monday, May 21, 2012

In an interview, Dr. Bach talks about research showing that CT screening may prevent one in five cancer deaths for people at a very high risk of developing lung cancer.

Pictured: Paul Paik
Finding
By Media Staff  |  Thursday, May 17, 2012

Memorial Sloan Kettering was one of the first centers to use this type of genetic testing for lung cancer patients and is currently one of the only centers testing for mutations in squamous cell carcinomas of the lung.

Pictured: Valerie Rusch
Video
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dr. Rusch, Chief of the Thoracic Service, discusses the multidisciplinary care plan that is developed for each patient by a specialized team of physicians at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Pictured: Mark Kris & Ann Culkin
Honor
By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Monday, December 5, 2011

Congratulations to Mark Kris, Chief of the Thoracic Oncology Service, and Ann Culkin, nurse on the Thoracic Oncology Service, for receiving the Wholeness of Life Award 2011 from the HealthCare Chaplaincy.

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