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Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevents Cancer, Saves Lives

Having a regular screening colonoscopy is your best defense against colon and rectal cancer.

April 14, 2015
Surgeon Larissa Temple
New Survey Helps Doctors Better Assess Outcomes for Rectal Cancer Surgery

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

February 26, 2015
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At Work: Interventional Radiologist William Alago

Interventional radiologist William Alago discusses minimally invasive procedures, advances in imaging techniques, and the future of his field.

November 24, 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
Should the Elderly Consider Colon Cancer Screening?

Memorial Sloan Kettering investigator Ann Zauber answers questions about the risks and benefits of colon cancer screening in the elderly.

August 4, 2014
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What Are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery?

In this Ask the Expert feature, colorectal surgeon Julio Garcia-Aguilar discusses the differences between laparoscopy and robotic surgery and explains which patients are the best candidates for these procedures.

March 25, 2014
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Heated Chemotherapy: Using Robust Science to Guide Clinical Decisions

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts are leading investigations of a procedure called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC.

November 15, 2013
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Cancer’s Impact on Women’s Fertility and Building a Family after Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts discuss the impact that cancer and its treatment can have on female fertility, and options for building a family after treatment ends.

September 16, 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
Pictured: David Finley & Maria Teresa Ruiz Tsukazan
Robot-Assisted Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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

February 25, 2013
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More-Accurate Colorectal Cancer Staging Helps Doctors Personalize Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s colorectal cancer team has developed online prediction tools that assess disease risk following surgery, enabling patients and physicians to make better treatment decisions.

November 8, 2012
Cancer Genomics: Improved Understanding of Molecular Changes in Tumors Produces More-Specialized Treatments

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.

September 21, 2012
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Leonard Saltz Named Chief of Gastrointestinal Oncology Service

Dr. Saltz, an internationally recognized expert in developing new drug therapies for colorectal cancer, joined the Memorial-Sloan Kettering faculty in 1989.

June 6, 2012
Pictured: Ann Zauber
Study Finds Colonoscopy Prevents Deaths from Colon Cancer

For the first time, a new study has shown that removing polyps by colonoscopy not only prevents colorectal cancer from developing, but also prevents deaths from the disease.

February 23, 2012
New Technology Will Improve Molecular Testing of Tumors for Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering has made an important step forward in efficiently diagnosing gene mutations in patients’ cancers on an individual basis.

June 1, 2010

Related Media Coverage

Plant-Based Diet, with Fish, May Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Medical oncologist Leonard Saltz discusses how a plant-based diet may lower the risk of colorectal cancers in Reuters.

March 10, 2015
Optimal Treatment Timing Improves Outcome in Rectal Cancer

Medical oncologist Nancy Kemeny was interviewed about how timing plays an important role between radiation therapy and surgery in patients with rectal cancer.

January 24, 2015
Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study

Colorectal surgeon Philip Paty discusses his recent study that finds some colorectal cancer patients may fare well by forgoing surgery.

January 12, 2015
The Burden Of Colon Cancer Shifts From Rich To Poor

Biostatistician Ann Zauber discusses how the trend in people diagnosed with colorectal cancer has shifted.

November 12, 2014
Hollywood's Top Doctors: 4 NYC-Based Physicians Loved by LA

Colorectal surgeon Jose Guillem was recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of “Hollywood’s best doctors.”

September 11, 2014
Uterine Cancer Tied to Later Colon Cancer

Gynecologist and geneticist Noah Kauff commented on a study that found that women diagnosed with uterine cancer may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer later in life. He said the increased risk could be due to women with a hereditary condition known as Lynch syndrome.

April 11, 2013
New Way of Expanding Cancer Screening for Minority Women

Minority patients have a significantly decreased survival from colon cancer compared to white patients, most often as a result of a late diagnosis. To help address this problem, a team of healthcare professionals at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has identified an efficient way to increase minority access to lifesaving colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) in communities where multiple barriers to preventive care exist.

October 25, 2010
Surgery Not Necessary for Most Late-Stage Colorectal Cancers

A new study shows that a large majority of patients who present with advanced colorectal cancer that has spread to other organs (stage IV) don’t require immediate surgery to remove the primary tumor in the colon.

May 30, 2009
New Study Examines Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests and Suggests Screening May Be Stopped at Age 75

New findings from a Decision Analysis for the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggest that routine colorectal cancer screenings can be stopped in patients over the age of 75.

October 6, 2008