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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
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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
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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.

March 26, 2014
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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
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
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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
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Amy Robach and the Importance of Annual Mammograms Starting at 40

Good Morning America reporter Amy Robach was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 after receiving her first mammogram. For Memorial Sloan Kettering experts, the message behind this story bears repeating: Mammograms save lives.

November 13, 2013
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Researchers Identify Mutations that Cause Some Breast Cancers to Resist Treatment

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

November 8, 2013
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Prolific Partnership Yields Radiation Therapy Advances

A unique alliance of radiation oncologists and medical physicists at Memorial Sloan Kettering has resulted in key advances in radiation therapy.

October 23, 2013
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Data on New Procedure to Remove Small Breast Cancers Shows Benefits to Patient Experience

Memorial Sloan Kettering clinicians report on a successful first year of using a new procedure to pinpoint and remove small breast cancers.

September 10, 2013
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Larry Norton Discusses Proposal to Redefine Cancer on PBS NewsHour

Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs Larry Norton was interviewed on PBS NewsHour about a recent recommendation from a National Cancer Institute working group that proposed changing the definition of cancer.

July 31, 2013
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How Can I Maintain a Healthy Diet during and after My Breast Cancer Treatment?

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.

July 3, 2013
Study Shows Acupuncture May Relieve Chronic Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment

A Memorial Sloan Kettering study suggests that lymphedema of the arm, a swelling that can occur following breast cancer treatment, may be reduced by acupuncture.

June 19, 2013
Strategies for Women to Cope with Sexual and Vaginal Health Concerns Related to Cancer

Therapies are often available for women dealing with sexual and vaginal health concerns related to cancer and its treatment.

June 14, 2013
Charles Sawyers, Kenneth Offit, and Larry Norton
Three Memorial-Sloan Kettering Researchers Receive Special Awards by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Charles Sawyers, Larry Norton, and Kenneth Offit are being honored with special awards at the annual meeting of the world’s leading professional organization for cancer physicians and researchers.

May 22, 2013
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Understanding Your Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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

May 16, 2013
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Studies Report on Latest Advances in Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Physician-in-Chief, José Baselga, explains the findings from three studies on new targeted therapies for breast cancer.

April 8, 2013
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New Findings May Lead to Better Predictions of Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Inherited Mutations

A study identifies genetic variations that alter the risk of breast cancer in women who have a certain gene mutation.

March 28, 2013
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Memorial Sloan Kettering's Mark Kris on Partnership with IBM Watson

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

February 8, 2013
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Diagnostic Radiologist Carol Lee Discusses What Women Should Know about Breast Density

A New York State law that went into effect this month requires radiologists to inform women if they have dense breasts. Dr. Lee answers questions about the concept of breast density and what women should know.

January 30, 2013
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Meet Breast Cancer Surgeon Lisa Sclafani

Dr. Sclafani, who practices at Memorial Sloan Kettering Commack, wants newly diagnosed patients to leave her office with hope and with a plan of action for treating the cancer.

January 16, 2013
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Breast Cancer Specialist Clifford Hudis Discusses Potential Benefits of Extended Tamoxifen Therapy

New, potentially practice-changing research sheds light on the long-term benefits of estrogen-blocking tamoxifen therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer whose disease is estrogen-receptor positive.

December 5, 2012
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Diagnostic Radiologist Carol Lee Answers Questions about Breast Imaging Methods

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Lee discusses mammography, breast MRI, and breast ultrasound.

October 10, 2012
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Researchers Shed Light on Why Some Breast Cancers Spread to the Lungs

A new Memorial Sloan Kettering study has identified one of the proteins fueling the spread of some breast cancers, and researchers hope their findings will lead to the development of new diagnostic tools and drugs.

August 24, 2012
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Meet Breast Cancer Surgeon Tari King

Dr. King talks about her research investigating why certain women develop breast cancer and about the long-term relationships she maintains with her patients.

August 15, 2012
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Meet Reconstructive Surgeon Babak Mehrara

Dr. Mehrara talks about the expertise of Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeons and how patients with breast cancer and head and neck cancer benefit from recent advances in reconstructive surgery.

August 8, 2012

Related Media Coverage

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

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

NPR
December 3, 2013
Why Mammogram Guidelines Would Have Missed Amy Robach's Cancer

Medical oncologist Larry Norton commented on the importance of early breast cancer screening.

November 13, 2013
Some Women Cite Personal Growth After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Psychiatrist Mary Jane Massie discussed a study that found that some women say they also go through positive personal growth after a breast cancer diagnosis.

October 31, 2013
Tests May Someday Show Which Breast, Prostate Cancers Will Turn Aggressive

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis commented on biomarkers that may help determine which cancers are more likely to be aggressive.

October 28, 2013
Science and Advances in Breast Cancer

Medical oncologist Heather McArthur discussed why an individualized approach is important in treating cancer as well as her research in immunotherapy. Gynecologist Noah Kauff discussed the risks and recommendations for women with BRCA gene mutations.

October 22, 2013
UM Researchers Take New View in Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer

Medical oncologist Larry Norton discussed breast cancer metastasis.

October 20, 2013
Screw You Cancer

A Memorial Sloan Kettering patient shared her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy after learning she’s BRCA1-positive in this documentary series. Her breast surgeon Mary Gemignani, plastic surgeon Andrea Pusic, and genetic counselor Mark Robson were all featured in the film.

October 9, 2013
Weighing Surgeries in Light of a Breast Cancer Gene

Gynecologic oncologist Nadeem Abu-Rustum commented on risk-reducing surgery for women with BRCA gene mutations.

October 7, 2013
Breast Cancer Advances Offer More Options, Faster Treatments

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis discussed advances in breast cancer prevention and treatment.

October 7, 2013
Breast Cancer Special: Answers, Updates, and Progress

Medical oncologist Andrew Seidman discussed Memorial Sloan Kettering’s collaboration with IBM Watson and the benefits it will bring to treating patients, and medical oncologist Victoria Blinder discussed psycho-social issues that can come into play when a person is going through cancer treatment.

October 5, 2013
Breast Cancer Special: Answers, Updates, and Progress

Medical oncologist Heather McArthur and interventional radiologist Stephen Solomon were interviewed about a clinical trial being offered at Memorial Sloan Kettering for breast cancer patients.

October 5, 2013
10 Ways to Stop Breast Cancer

Surgical oncologist Mary Gemignani offered tips to help women overcome their breast cancer fears.

October 1, 2013
Going Pink: 7 Things You Need to Know Now About Breast Cancer

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis weighed in on what Americans should know now about breast cancer.

September 23, 2013
New Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast surgeon Mary Gemignani discussed a drug that could be used to shrink tumors in breast cancer patients prior to surgery.

September 14, 2013
FDA Panel Backs Pre-Surgery Drug for Breast Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering Physician-in-Chief José Baselga commented on the recommendation from a federal advisory panel to approve the first drug that would be used in early-stage breast cancer patients, prior to surgery.

September 13, 2013
Study Suggests Earlier Mammograms Could Save Lives

Radiologist Delia Keating commented on a study that suggests that regular mammography should be indicated for women under 50.

September 9, 2013
MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer

Breast surgeon Melissa Pilewskie discussed a study she led that found that the use of MRI before or immediately after surgery does not benefit women with early breast cancer.

September 4, 2013
What Breast Cancer Doctors Tell Their Friends

Surgical oncologist Deborah Capko offered advice for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

September 1, 2013
Doctors Propose New Cancer Definition to Avoid Unnecessary Treatments

Medical oncologist Larry Norton commented on recommendations from a working group of the National Cancer Institute that suggested changing the definition of cancer.

August 15, 2013
The New Breast Rating You Need to Know

Surgical oncologist Monica Morrow explained how breast density affects cancer risk.

April 1, 2013
Roche Touts Experimental Breast Cancer Drug in Upbeat Forecast for 2013

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis spoke about an experimental drug to treat advanced breast cancer.

January 30, 2013
Breast Density Inform Law Takes Effect in New York State This Month

Diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee talked about what women should know about breast density.

January 22, 2013
More Women Choose Double Mastectomy, but Study Says Many Don't Need It

Surgical oncologist Monica Morrow discussed a study she co-authored that found that more than three-quarters of women who opt for double mastectomies are not getting any benefit because their risk of cancer developing in the healthy breast is no greater than in women without cancer.

NPR
November 28, 2012
With Routine Mammograms, Some Breast Cancers May Be Overtreated

Diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee discussed a study that analyzed 30 years of data on breast cancer incidence and suggested that as many as a third of cancers detected through routine mammograms may not be life threatening. Epidemiologist Colin Begg also commented on the study in Reuters and Nature, and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Breast Disease Management Team authored a letter to the editor about the study that was published in the New York Times.

NPR
November 21, 2012