By Memorial Sloan Kettering | Monday, February 20, 2012
When five-year-old CJ Postighone was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, he came to Memorial Sloan Kettering to receive a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
By Memorial Sloan Kettering | Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The director of the Spine Tumor Center explains how this new, high-powered approach to radiation therapy has changed the way spine tumors are treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
By Memorial Sloan Kettering | Monday, February 13, 2012
Soon after Halina Frydman’s husband noticed changes in his wife's personality, Halina was diagnosed with primary central nervous system lymphoma. She came to Memorial Sloan Kettering to receive treatment through a clinical trial.
In the Clinic
By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor | 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.
In the News
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor | Monday, February 6, 2012
Two of the year’s top five cancer research advances cited by the American Society of Clinical Oncology were led by Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators.
In the News
By Media Staff | Friday, February 3, 2012
The success of an experimental prostate cancer treatment is an example of how academic research centers are playing a larger role in drug development, the Wall Street Journal reports.
In the Lab
By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor | Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have performed the first large-scale genetic analysis of several pediatric cancers, identifying mutations and potential targets for therapies to treat the cancers.
By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor | Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Breast Surgical Service Chief Monica Morrow provides perspective on assessing the quality of surgical breast cancer treatment in an editorial in the February 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
By Memorial Sloan Kettering | Monday, January 30, 2012
While a diagnosis of cervical cancer once required a hysterectomy, a procedure called a radical trachelectomy eliminated Stephanie Luedke’s cancer and preserved her ability to bear a child.
By Memorial Sloan Kettering | Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Our ovarian cancer nomogram is a personalized tool that can help you and your doctor make important treatment decisions after surgery.
By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor | 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 Lab
By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor | Friday, January 20, 2012
Infections are a common cause of complications in cancer patients. Now a Memorial Sloan Kettering research team finds that a commonly prescribed antibiotic could increase susceptibility to a bacterial infection.
By Memorial Sloan Kettering | Thursday, January 19, 2012
When actor Michael Quinlan was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he came to Memorial Sloan Kettering to learn about treatment options from our multidisciplinary team of experts. After undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, he remains cancer-free.
By Memorial Sloan Kettering | Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Spine Tumor Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for more than 1,500 people with primary or metastatic spine tumors each year.
In the Clinic
By Media Staff | Friday, January 13, 2012
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering have shown the usefulness of a scale called the Bone Scan Index (BSI) for determining whether some prostate cancer patients are responding to therapy.