Predicting the Future of Cancer Surgery
Peter Scardino, Chair of MSK’s Department of Surgery, gives his views on what lies ahead for the surgical treatment of cancer.
Peter Scardino, Chair of MSK’s Department of Surgery and a specialist in the treatment of prostate cancers.
Can Stem Cells Be Taught to Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain?
In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation.
the fibrous extensions of a nerve cell (red) and an oligodendrocyte (green) growing on top of the nerve cell
Scan Safety: A Radiation Reality Check
Medical physicist Lawrence Dauer explains what you should know about the use and safety of tests such as CT scans that use radiation to obtain images of the body.
Smoking May Interfere with Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Researchers call for intensified efforts to help men with prostate cancer quit smoking after a recent MSK study revealed that patients who smoke during radiation therapy face a higher risk of both having the disease return and dying from it.
Pictured: Michael Zelefsky