Cancer Care: New & Noteworthy

Gregory Riely
Genomic Analysis Brings Personalized Treatment to Lung Cancers

MSK lung cancer patients benefit from a powerful genomic test that looks for mutations in 341 genes to help determine the best treatment.

Gregory Riely
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.

RISE Program Clinical Director Debra Mangino discusses next steps with a patient.
Pictured: Kathryn Ciccolini
What to Know Before You Fill Your Next Prescription

Navigating insurance requirements and filling and paying for prescription medications can be a challenge for patients. These tips can ensure your next trip to the pharmacy is a smooth one.

Pictured: Kathryn Ciccolini
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.

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The Enemy’s Telltale Mark: Researchers Find Novel Way Body Defends against Harmful Bacteria

MSK researchers discover that the body senses and attacks harmful bacteria indirectly after the pathogens cause stress within the cells.

Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa
DNA wrapped around histones
What Is Epigenetics?

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab explains epigenetics, a growing field based on the study of genetic changes that are not part of the DNA code, and how it relates to cancer.

DNA wrapped around histones
Three friends
10 Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering social workers Meredith Cammarata and Liz Blackler give advice to anyone who wants to offer support to someone they know with cancer.

Three friends
Pictured: MSK West Harrison
Memorial Sloan Kettering Expands in Westchester with New Facility

MSK’s newest facility, in West Harrison, offers residents of Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the Hudson Valley convenient access to top MSK specialists and unparalleled cancer care.

Pictured: MSK West Harrison
Pictured: Robin Roberts & Tonya Samuel
Long-Term Isolation Poses Special Challenges after Stem Cell Transplantation

For people undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplants, being isolated from friends, family, and everyday life can make recovery more difficult.

Pictured: Robin Roberts & Tonya Samuel
Transplant Patients Walk Hospital Halls to Support Bone Marrow Donation

Transplant patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering gave support to bone marrow donation efforts with their own “walk” inside the hospital.