Breast Cancer: Related News

On Our Blog

Megan Harlan Fleischut and Kenneth Offit
Why Might A Woman Have Her Ovaries Removed?

Women can use the results of genetic tests to make informed decisions about ovary removal to reduce cancer risk.

March 24, 2015
Pictured: José Baselga
Watch a Video of Our Physician-in-Chief for an Upcoming Ken Burns Film

MSK Physician-in-Chief José Baselga discusses the amazing progress that has been made in fighting cancer.

January 15, 2015
Michel Sadelain and Prasad Adusumilli
Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Treating Solid Tumors in the Chest

A study in mouse models suggests how modified T cells may be used to treat tumors in the area just outside the lungs.

November 19, 2014
(From left) MSK investigators Michael Berger, José Baselga, and Maurizio Scaltriti, and graduate student Pau Castel.
Study Reveals How Some Breast Cancers Become Resistant to Targeted Drugs

A study of one patient’s disease has clarified why tumors stop responding to a class of experimental drugs called PI3K inhibitors.

November 17, 2014
RISE Program Clinical Director Debra Mangino discusses next steps with a patient.
Program Offers Personalized Surveillance Plans to Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

The team of experts in our RISE Program tailor each woman’s surveillance plan based on the latest findings in breast cancer risk, prevention, and treatment.

October 31, 2014
Can People with Breast Cancer Benefit from Complementary Medicine?

MSK medical oncologist and acupuncturist Ting Bao discusses the symptoms that arise during breast cancer treatment and how integrative medicine may help relieve them.

October 23, 2014
Clearing Up Myths and Misconceptions about Clinical Trials

Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini demystifies common misconceptions surrounding clinical trials.

October 20, 2014
Solutions for Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting

With quick action and the help of the right medicine at the right time, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting can often be prevented, says MSK Nurse Leader Corey Russell.

September 29, 2014
Soy Consumption May Promote Overexpression of Breast Cancer Genes in Some Women

Researchers have found that in a subset of women, consumption of soy could boost the expression of genes linked to breast cancer.

September 4, 2014
Diagnostic Radiologist Carol Lee Gives More Insights into Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk

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.

August 20, 2014
Pictured: Andrea Pusic
Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction: A Webinar

Register to attend a live webinar on breast reconstruction featuring MSK plastic surgeon Andrea Pusic.

July 9, 2014
Pictured: Cara Anselmo
MSK Helps Breast Cancer Patients Manage Weight During Treatment

New findings reveal a link between obesity and death from breast cancer. Memorial Sloan Kettering clinical nutritionist Cara Anselmo talks about the issue and offers tips on maintaining a healthy weight when coping with breast cancer.

July 7, 2014
Living and Coping with Advanced Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering social workers offer advice on managing some of the challenges of living with advanced cancer.

June 16, 2014
Pictured: Larry Norton
The Breast Cancer Crime Scene: Our Experts Discuss Where We Are Today and Where We’re Headed

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts say that new information about the biology of breast cancer is revolutionizing the way they look at the disease.

June 10, 2014
Pictured: Helen McArthur
New Immunotherapy Approach for Breast Cancer Shows Promise

The treatment combines a technique called cryoablation, or freezing of the tumor, with an immunotherapy drug.

June 3, 2014
Pictured: Tari King
Study Suggests Double Mastectomy Often Done Unnecessarily

Memorial Sloan Kettering breast surgeon Tari King talks to CBS Online about a new study suggesting double mastectomies may be performed unnecessarily in many women.

May 22, 2014
Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Twenty Years after BRCA Discovery, Progress in Prevention and Early Detection

Memorial Sloan Kettering Clinical Genetics Service Chief Kenneth Offit discusses ways for women to clearly assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancers.

May 5, 2014
Pictured: José Baselga
Memorial Sloan Kettering Featured Prominently at Major Cancer Research Meeting

Discoveries made at Memorial Sloan Kettering receive recognition at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

April 10, 2014
Pictured: Mary Jane Massie & Tari King
Anxiety May Be Fueling More-Extensive Surgeries in Breast Cancer Patients

Increasingly, women diagnosed with cancer in one breast are choosing to have their other, healthy breast removed, but experts say this additional surgery provides no survival benefits.

April 7, 2014
Pictured: Kenneth Offit, Alexandra Heerdt, Emily Glogowski & Max Gomez
Genetic Counseling, Testing, and Treatment for People with BRCA Gene Mutations

Cancer genetics experts say the discovery of the BRCA gene mutations has transformed the way doctors prevent and treat hereditary cancers. Read the post and watch the video.

March 26, 2014
Pictured: George Plitas
When the Distinctions of Cancer Blur

The correct identification and naming of a tumor’s type is increasingly important in the era of personalized medicine, and tumors that exhibit features of more than one type can complicate that process.

March 14, 2014
Recent Study Should Not Change Mammography Guidelines

Breast cancer experts criticize study suggesting mammograms don’t save lives.

February 12, 2014
New Breast Surgery Guidelines Aim to Spare Women Unnecessary Operations

The new guidelines take aim at resolving questions over whether surgery to remove additional normal tissue is needed in breast cancer patients who’ve already had a lumpectomy.

February 10, 2014
Pictured: Alice Ho
Blanket Coverage: New Radiation Technique Improves Breast Cancer Treatment

A new approach for treating breast cancer spreads radiation doses over a larger number of beams, providing more thorough coverage.

January 20, 2014

Related Media Coverage

A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Medical Oncologist Larry Norton discusses palbociclib, a new breast cancer drug.

February 20, 2015
Novel Drug Approved for Breast Cancer: Palbociclib

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis discusses the drug palbociclib in Medscape.

February 4, 2015
Myths May Put Off Some Women from Post-Cancer Breast Reconstruction

Misconceptions may be keeping many women from getting breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, even though the procedure can help improve quality of life for cancer survivors, according to a new review. MSK’s Monica Morrow and Babak J. Mehrara are mentioned.

December 23, 2014
PIX11 Cares: Breast Cancer Awareness Month News Special

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis discusses breast cancer prevention and risk-reduction strategies for the “Breast Cancer Awareness Month News Special” on PIX11.

October 30, 2014
This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Medical oncologist Larry Norton was interviewed about early detection and prevention of breast cancer.

October 28, 2014
Breast Cancer Special: Making Big Strides

Breast surgeon Alexandra Heerdt was interviewed for W-ABC’s Making Strides against Breast Cancer special. This year ABC featured a couple who got engaged at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

October 4, 2014
Good Morning America

Medical oncologist Larry Norton appeared on Good Morning America to discuss recent advances in breast cancer research.

October 1, 2014
How Far Would You Go to Avoid Breast Cancer?

Breast surgeon Monica Morrow is interviewed about the number of women choosing to remove a perfectly normal breast to stay healthy.

October 1, 2014
Mixed Messages on Mammogram Benefits

Diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee comments on the debate over the value of preventive screening for breast cancer.

September 25, 2014
Exciting Cancer Breakthroughs You Should Know About

Medical oncologist Heather McArthur discusses exciting cancer breakthroughs for

September 23, 2014
Some Cancer Experts See 'Overdiagnosis,' Question Emphasis on Early Detection

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis was interviewed about cancer screening.

September 15, 2014
Advances in Biology and the Web are Radically Altering Cancer Trials

Medical oncologist Larry Norton was interviewed about cancer trails in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

September 14, 2014
The Latest Research on Soy and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Physician-scientist Jacqueline Bromberg discusses her study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

September 10, 2014
Gene Mutation Discovered In Breast Cancer Research

Clinical geneticist Kenneth Offit discussed new findings about a gene called PALB2 that is linked to breast cancer.

August 8, 2014
Why Statins Could Be the Next Treatment for Breast Cancer

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis commented on a study that found that women with high cholesterol levels had a greater risk of developing breast cancer.

July 5, 2014
Study: 3-D Scans More Accurate Than Standard Mammograms

Radiologist Carol Lee commented on a study that suggests that screening with three-dimensional imaging finds more invasive cancers and yields fewer false alarms than standard digital mammograms alone.

June 25, 2014
Dense Breasts May Obscure Mammogram Results

Radiologist Carol Lee discussed what women should know about breast density.

June 17, 2014
Drug Protects Ovaries During Chemo, Study Demonstrates

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis was interviewed about an experimental treatment that can help preserve fertility in women undergoing chemotherapy.

May 30, 2014
Twice the Tamoxifen Backed for Breast Cancer Patients

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis discussed new recommendations from the American Society of Clinical Oncology that suggest that breast cancer patients take the drug tamoxifen for 10 years after treatment instead of 5.

May 27, 2014
Most Breast Cancer Patients Who Get Preventive Double Mastectomy Don't Need It

Breast cancer surgeon Tari King discussed a study that showed that most women who have a double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis do so despite a very low risk of developing cancer in the healthy breast.

May 21, 2014
Higher Death Risk for Obese Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis was interviewed about a study that found that obesity was associated with a 34 percent higher risk of death for women with breast cancer.

May 14, 2014
High-Fat Diets Linked to Some Types of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Medicine Service Chief Clifford Hudis commented on research that suggests that women who eat a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat, may be at higher risk of certain types of breast cancer.

April 22, 2014
False-Positive Mammograms Don't Deter Women From Future Screening: Study

Diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee commented on a study that found that false-positive mammograms do increase anxiety, but the feeling is short-lived and most women go on to have breast screening in the future.

April 21, 2014
Breast Cancer Drug Treatment

Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs Larry Norton commented on a study that found that a new type of drug reduced the risk that breast cancer would progress in women with advanced disease.

April 15, 2014
Guarded Optimism After Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promising Results

Chief José Baselga commented on a study that found that a new type of drug reduced the risk that breast cancer would progress in women with advanced disease.

April 7, 2014
Mammograms in 3-D May Be Better, but Hard Proof is Missing

Radiologist Carol Lee discussed the benefits and harms of 3-D mammography.

December 3, 2013