Memorial Sloan-Kettering Announces Unprecedented Cancer Alliance
Hartford HealthCare was selected as a pioneering member of the newly formed Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Alliance. Leaders of the two institutions gathered in Hartford to mark the establishment of the alliance during a press conference, and local TV news affiliates were there to capture the story.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 10/28/2013 - 12:58 PM
Perioperative Nurse Liaison Program
Clinical nurse specialists describe Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Perioperative Nurse Liaison Program designed to enhance communication and support between surgeons and patients’ families.
Runtime: 03:00 minutes Published: 10/22/2013 - 12:19 PM
Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute Announced
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medical College have announced that they have formed the pioneering Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc. and have partnered with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd.
Runtime: 04:49 minutes Published: 10/01/2013 - 9:52 AM
Cancer and Fertility in Women
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.
Published: 09/09/2013 - 11:25 AM
Palliative Radiation Therapy
Radiation oncology experts describe palliative radiation therapy, common side effects, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s team approach.
Runtime: 10:00 minutes Published: 07/25/2013 - 2:39 PM
Glomus Tumor at Tracheal Carina
Medical oncologist Michael Morris describes noninvasive radiopharmaceuticals for prostate cancer–related bone metastases.
Runtime: 04:00 minutes Published: 07/05/2013 - 3:14 PM
Herb-Drug Interactions in Cancer Care
The majority of cancer patients use complementary therapies such as herbs and dietary supplements. Although figures differ, surveys indicate that as many as 60 percent of people with cancer take two or more dietary supplements daily.
Published: 06/13/2013 - 10:23 AM
Visible Ink 2013 Staged Reading
Visible Ink, a one-on-one writing program for patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, offers opportunities for self-expression, stress reduction, personal growth, and individual success at a time when many participants face the considerable challenge of a serious illness.
Published: 06/12/2013 - 4:54 PM
Meet Thoracic Surgeon Nabil Rizk
Thoracic surgeon Nabil Rizk discusses how the team of experts expedites treatment for patients, and uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat thoracic cancers when possible.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 04/26/2013 - 4:08 PM
Awake Surgery for Brain Tumors
Meet the Memorial Sloan-Kettering neurosurgeons and other experts who work as a team to perform brain tumor surgery while a patient is awake, which can improve the safety and effectiveness of the procedure.
Runtime: 04:00 minutes Published: 04/26/2013 - 2:18 PM
Meet Head and Neck Surgeon Ian Ganly
Head and neck surgeon Ian Ganly explains that experts in all disciplines – including medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgery – work together as a team to deliver treatments offering the best results possible for patients.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 04/25/2013 - 12:34 PM
Advances in Sarcoma Treatment
Gary Schwartz, Chief of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Melanoma and Sarcoma Service, describes two recent clinical trials of new treatments for types of sarcoma, rare cancers that can affect the bones or the body’s soft tissues.
Runtime: 05:00 minutes Published: 04/22/2013 - 9:25 AM
The Role of Upper Endoscopy
Gastroenterologist Mark Schattner describes applications of upper endoscopy as a minimally invasive diagnostic approach.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 03/20/2013 - 9:42 AM
The Role of Colonoscopy
Gastroenterologist Mark Schattner outlines the advantages of undergoing colonoscopy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 03/19/2013 - 4:59 PM
Step-Down Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Registered nurse Kevin Browne, director of nursing for critical care and pediatric services, describes the role of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Step-Down Unit in caring for surgical patients who are too ill to be on a standard inpatient floor but not so ill that they need to be admitted to the intensive care unit.
Runtime: 01:00 minutes Published: 03/01/2013 - 11:44 AM
The Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Registered nurse Kevin Browne talks about how Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s intensive care unit incorporates state-of-the-art technology and design with advanced nursing care.
Runtime: 03:00 minutes Published: 03/01/2013 - 11:34 AM
The Urgent Care Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Registered nurse Kevin Browne describes the role of the Urgent Care Center in patient triage and the unique expertise of the center’s nursing staff.
Runtime: 03:00 minutes Published: 03/01/2013 - 11:14 AM
Meet Leukemia Expert Martin Tallman
Chief of the Leukemia Service Martin S. Tallman discusses how Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s experts collaborate to deliver the most-promising therapies, and how he cares for patients as if they were members of his own family.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 01/28/2013 - 10:46 AM
Meet Leukemia Expert Dan Douer
Medical oncologist Dan Douer, leader of the research program in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, talks about how patients are treated by a caring team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, and support staff.
Runtime: 01:00 minutes Published: 01/28/2013 - 10:41 AM
Meet Leukemia Expert Stephen Chung
Internist and medical oncologist Stephen S. Chung specializes in working with patients who have leukemia and bone marrow failure syndromes, from diagnosis through treatment and general medical care.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 01/28/2013 - 10:38 AM
Exercise for Cancer Survivors
Fitness expert Donna Wilson of Memorial Sloan-Kettering explains the benefits of physical activity and demonstrates exercises for cancer survivors.
Runtime: 28:00 minutes Published: 01/16/2013 - 4:10 PM
Meet Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon Bhuvanesh Singh
Bhuvanesh Singh, a head and neck surgeon and director of the Laboratory of Epithelial Cancer Biology, discusses the treatment team’s desire to cure patients and help them return to their everyday lives.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 12/27/2012 - 9:58 AM
Meet Gynecologic Cancer Surgeon Yukio Sonoda
Gynecologic cancer surgeon Yukio Sonoda, who performs minimally invasive procedures when possible, discusses how patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering have the benefit of an entire team of physicians having input into their care.
Runtime: 01:00 minutes Published: 12/27/2012 - 9:53 AM
Meet Urologic Cancer Surgeon Raul Parra
Urologic surgeon Raul Parra, who practices at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Basking Ridge, treats cancers of the prostate, kidney, and bladder with the goal of extending the lives of patients, and giving them the best possible quality of life.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 12/27/2012 - 9:48 AM
Meet Breast Cancer Surgeon Lisa Sclafani
Breast cancer surgeon Lisa 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.
Runtime: 03:00 minutes Published: 12/27/2012 - 9:43 AM
Adjuvant Therapies in Gastric Cancer
Medical oncologist David Ilson talks about advances in adjuvant therapies for gastric cancer in a Grand Rounds presentation.
Runtime: 34:00 minutes Published: 11/12/2012 - 10:51 AM
Advances in Gastric Cancer
Gastric surgeon Vivian Strong talks about improved staging, progress in surgical technologies, and other advances in gastric cancer treatment in this Grand Rounds presentation.
Runtime: 26:00 minutes Published: 11/12/2012 - 10:44 AM
Meet Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon Snehal Patel
When head and neck surgeon Snehal Patel meets with patients and their families, he walks them step-by-step through the treatment plan and ensures that they receive the most-effective surgery, when that is the best approach for the patient.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 11/05/2012 - 8:59 AM
Meet Gastric and Adrenal Surgeon Vivian Strong
Vivian E. Strong, a minimally invasive surgery specialist, talks about walking her patients through the steps of the treatment process to ease any concerns before a procedure.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 10/29/2012 - 3:07 PM
Meet Gynecologic Surgeon Dennis Chi
Dennis S. Chi, Deputy Chief of the Gynecology Service, talks about the way Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s research and state-of-the-art care help women with ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 10/29/2012 - 2:52 PM
Meet Urologic Surgeon Bernard Bochner
Bernard H. Bochner – who specializes in treating people with prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers – discusses the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to delivering high-quality care.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 10/29/2012 - 2:41 PM
Meet Gynecologic Surgeon Richard Barakat
Gynecology Service Chief Richard R. Barakat explains the latest surgical techniques for improving outcomes and quality of life in women with cervical, ovarian, and other gynecologic cancers.
Runtime: 03:00 minutes Published: 10/29/2012 - 2:35 PM
Prostate Cancer Treatment via Focal Therapies
Urologic surgeon Jonathan Coleman discusses novel forms of focal therapy that may benefit select patients with localized prostate cancer.
Runtime: 03:49 minutes Published: 08/15/2012 - 1:07 PM
Improving Sleep After Cancer Treatment
Sleep specialist Amy Lowery of Memorial Sloan-Kettering discusses the importance of sleep and how to prevent and treat sleep problems.
Runtime: 31:00 minutes Published: 07/25/2012 - 2:25 PM
Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping for Gynecologic Cancers
Memorial Sloan-Kettering gynecologic surgeons, led by Nadeem Abu-Rustum, developed a simple technique to identify and remove the most important lymph nodes during surgery for early-stage endometrial or cervical cancers.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 07/05/2012 - 10:22 AM
Meet Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon Jatin Shah
Jatin Shah, Chief of the Head and Neck Service, discusses how Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s world-renowned head and neck surgeons partner with patients to select the most appropriate treatment plan.
Runtime: 03:00 minutes Published: 07/05/2012 - 9:58 AM
Meet Thoracic Surgeon David Finley
David 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.
Runtime: 02:00 minutes Published: 07/05/2012 - 9:54 AM
Meet Gynecologic Surgeon Nadeem Abu-Rustum
Nadeem Abu-Rustum, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Gynecology Service, discusses how the gynecologic cancer care team treats each woman with an individualized approach tailored to her needs.
Runtime: 03:00 minutes Published: 07/05/2012 - 9:47 AM
Pediatric Convocation 2012
Each year, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Department of Pediatrics celebrates the more than 70 current and former patients who graduate from high school. In 2012, more than 30 graduates attended the sixth annual Pediatric Convocation ceremony on June 7. Watch graduates Simon, Tori, and CJ, along with their families, as they share inspiring stories about their cancer treatment and their achievement of this milestone.
Runtime: 06:00 minutes Published: 06/01/2012 - 4:25 PM