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2013

Vinegar Screening for Cervical Cancer Saves Lives at Low Cost

Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service Chief Carol Aghajanian applauded a study that showed that using vinegar to screen for cervical cancer is an effective, low-cost alternative to the Pap smear and can help reduce the burden of disease in developing countries.

June 2, 2013
Drug Used to Treat Kidney Cancer May Hold Off Relapses of Ovarian Cancer

Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service Chief Carol Aghajanian commented on a study that found that a drug used to treat kidney cancer may delay relapses in women with ovarian cancer.

June 2, 2013
Drug Is a First to Help Patients with Melanoma of the Eye

Medical oncologist Richard Carvajal discussed encouraging findings of a study he led that found that the experimental drug selumetinib is the first therapy able to improve progression-free survival and shrink tumors in patients with advanced uveal melanoma, a rare cancer of the eye.

June 1, 2013
6 New Sun Care Secrets

Dermatologist Steven Wang discussed the latest research on sun protection.

June 1, 2013
The Golden Rules of Sun Protection

Dermatologist Steven Wang offered sun-safety tips for summer.

June 1, 2013
The New Rules for Sunscreen

Dermatologist Steven Wang talked about new FDA labeling guidelines for sunscreen manufacturers.

May 27, 2013
IBM’s Watson Moving Closer to Patient Care

Thoracic Oncology Service Chief Mark Kris spoke about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s collaboration with IBM to develop a new tool based upon IBM’s Watson computing system that will help doctors make treatment decisions.

May 22, 2013
Mole Misdiagnosis: When It's Really Stage IV Skin Cancer

Medical oncologist Mark Dickson and one of his patients spoke about metastatic melanoma.

May 17, 2013
Preventing Breast Cancer

Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs Larry Norton spoke about hereditary breast cancer following Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she underwent a prophylactic mastectomy after learning she carries the BRCA gene mutation, which increases the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

May 17, 2013
Melanoma Treatment Uses Immune System to Kill Cancer Cells

Immunologist Jedd Wolchok discussed a study he led that used a combination of immunotherapy drugs to fight melanoma. The findings suggest that these two drugs may work better together than on their own.

May 15, 2013
Dr. Monica Morrow Explains BRCA1 Gene Mutations and Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Breast cancer surgeon Monica Morrow spoke about preventive treatment options for women with a BRCA gene mutation, which increases the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

May 15, 2013
Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Reflects Improvements in Breast Reconstruction Options

Reconstructive surgeon Colleen McCarthy spoke about improvements in breast reconstruction following Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she underwent a prophylactic mastectomy after learning she carries the BRCA gene mutation, which increases the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

May 14, 2013
Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy: It's Not the Only Option

Clinical Genetics Service Chief Kenneth Offit spoke about genetic testing and the increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer for women with BRCA gene mutations.

May 14, 2013
Angelina Jolie's 'Nipple Delay' Procedure, Explained

Breast cancer surgeon Deborah Capko explained the kind of prophylactic breast surgery Angelina Jolie received after learning she carries the BRCA gene mutation, which increases the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

May 14, 2013
Cancer Advocates Praise Angelina Jolie's New York Times Mastectomy Op-Ed

Breast cancer surgeon Alexandra Heerdt commended Angelina Jolie for sparking a conversation about hereditary breast cancer after learning she carries the BRCA gene mutation, which increases the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

May 14, 2013
Give Immigrants Healthcare Access: US Kid Doctors

Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service Chief Francesca Gany commented on a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics that stated that its members should pay special attention to the healthcare needs of immigrant children.

May 9, 2013
Sex and Cancer

Epidemiologist Shari Goldfarb discussed sexual dysfunction in women after cancer and its treatment.

May 9, 2013
Religious Support Tied to Intensive End-of-Life Care

Clinical psychologist Allison Applebaum commented on a study that found that spiritual patients who reported high levels of support from their religious communities were more likely to receive aggressive end-of-life treatment.

May 7, 2013
Novartis Boost Seen in Fast Approvals as Protection Ends

Physician-scientist Charles Sawyers commented on the FDA’s new breakthrough designation, designed to accelerate the review process for drugs that treat life-threatening conditions.

May 5, 2013