Cancer Care: New & Noteworthy

Epigenetics
Setting Cancer Cells on the Right Path: A New Leukemia Drug Shows Growing Promise

An experimental drug for acute myelogenous leukemia might potentially help many more patients than previously thought by controlling epigenetic processes, according to a recent MSK study.

Pictured: Jaspreet Sandhu and Laura Leddy
For Urination Problems after Cancer Treatment, MSK Surgeons Can Help

Urinary problems like incontinence and overactive bladder can be an issue for cancer survivors. At MSK, our surgeons can offer a range of solutions.

Pictured: Jaspreet Sandhu and Laura Leddy
Depressed Woman
Don’t Let Depression Decide for You

People with cancer who are depressed can have difficulty making appropriate treatment decisions. MSK psychiatrist Mary Jane Massie discusses the problem and what can be done to help.

Depressed Woman
Pictured: José Baselga
Watch a Video of Our Physician-in-Chief for an Upcoming Ken Burns Film

MSK Physician-in-Chief José Baselga discusses the amazing progress that has been made in fighting cancer.

Pictured: José Baselga
Pictured: Clifford Hudis
Obesity Could Soon Be the Leading Preventable Cause of Cancer in the United States

Experts warn that the nation’s weight problem could significantly raise cancer risk — and awareness of the link between the two is lacking.

Pictured: Clifford Hudis
Dentist Sae Hee Kim
How to Keep Your Pearly Whites in Top Shape during and after Cancer Treatment

MSK dentist Sae Hee Kim discusses how cancer treatment can affect the teeth and gums and offers tips on how people with cancer can care for them.

Dentist Sae Hee Kim
Sandra D’Angelo and Jedd Wolchok
MSK Plays Critical Role in FDA Approval of New Melanoma Drug

A new treatment for advanced melanoma is the latest promising advance in immunotherapy tested in large part by our scientists.

Sandra D’Angelo and Jedd Wolchok
Pictured: Peter Kingham
Team Spirit: A Glimpse Inside a Disease Management Meeting

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s top cancer specialists come together to consult on complex cases at weekly Disease Management Team meetings.

Pictured: Peter Kingham
Pictured: Peter Scardino
Department of Surgery Chair Peter Scardino on Smarter Screening for Prostate Cancer

Dr. Scardino discusses strategies for how physicians and patients can make the best use of PSA testing and prostate cancer treatment.

Pictured: Peter Scardino
Pictured: Louis Voigt
Each Patient Is a Unique Human Being, Not a Disease or a Group of Symptoms

MSK critical care physician Louis Voigt is a firm believer in a holistic approach to the practice of medicine, as well as to his patients and their loved ones.

Pictured: Louis Voigt