Cancer Care: New & Noteworthy

Pictured: William Alago
Raising Awareness, Reducing Health Disparities among Minorities

Memorial Sloan Kettering is tackling health disparities that persist in medically underserved communities.

Pictured: William Alago
The Latest Information About Lung Cancer Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Molecular analysis of lung tumors can help guide treatment decisions. Memorial Sloan Kettering is one of only a handful of centers nationwide to offer this personalized approach to care.

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