Cancer Care: New & Noteworthy

Creating an Environment of Respect for LGBT Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering is pursuing a variety of initiatives aimed at making sure everyone who walks through our doors feels welcome.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Trains IBM Watson to Help Doctors Make Better Cancer Treatment Choices

IBM’s Watson won Jeopardy!, but what if its power could be used for the greater good to help make better cancer care choices?

Pictured: Mary Jane Massie & Tari King
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.

Pictured: Mary Jane Massie & Tari King
What Can I Do to Cope with Hair Loss Due to Cancer Treatment?

Memorial Sloan Kettering social worker Carrie Panzer offers tips for coping with hair loss.

Pictured: Douglas Levine
Aggressive Ovarian Cancer May Be Caused by a Single Gene Mutation

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that appears to cause a rare but very aggressive type of ovarian cancer in young women.

Pictured: Douglas Levine
Pictured: Catherine Augier
Visible Ink Celebrates Patients at Annual Staged Reading

Watch a video of an annual event that gives voice to writings composed by Memorial Sloan Kettering patients.

Pictured: Catherine Augier
Pictured: Noah Kauff
Inherited Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Uterine Cancer

A study has found that mutations in the gene BRCA1 are associated with an increased likelihood of developing a rare, aggressive form of uterine cancer.

Pictured: Noah Kauff
Pictured: Kenneth Offit, Alexandra Heerdt, Emily Glogowski & Max Gomez
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.

Pictured: Kenneth Offit, Alexandra Heerdt, Emily Glogowski & Max Gomez
Pictured: Julio Garcia-Aguilar
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.

Pictured: Julio Garcia-Aguilar
Pictured: Richard Steingart
Matters of the Heart: Newer Cancer Treatments Can Lead to Cardiac Problems

Cancer treatments, both traditional treatments and newer targeted therapies, can lead to short-term and long-term heart problems.

Pictured: Richard Steingart