Cancer Care: New & Noteworthy

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is a Phase I Clinical Trial Right for You?

Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini sheds light on how phase I clinical trials are conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering and how to determine whether patients may be eligible for one.

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Retinoblastoma Program Marks 100 Years

Retinoblastoma expert David Abramson discusses how treatments and survival rates have greatly improved for this rare pediatric eye cancer.

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How to Build a Worm, in 3-D High Definition

Stunning movies captured in the lab of computational biologist Zhirong Bao reveal how cells divide, grow, and move around, as in a carefully choreographed dance, during the development of a nematode worm embryo.

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A Talk with Prostate Cancer Surgeon and Westchester Resident James Eastham about Our New West Harrison Location

Prostate cancer expert James Eastham talks about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new outpatient treatment center that will soon open in West Harrison, New York, where he will be practicing.

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Soy Consumption May Promote Overexpression of Breast Cancer Genes in Some Women

Researchers have found that in a subset of women, consumption of soy could boost the expression of genes linked to breast cancer.