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Check Please: Choosing the Best Hospital for Your Cancer Surgery

Epidemiologist Peter Bach commented on the lack of reliable and easy-to-navigate rankings of surgical centers.

June 17, 2013
Managing Expectations

Fertility specialist Joanne Frankel Kelvin spoke about fertility preservation for women with cancer.

June 17, 2013
Rob Lowe Tells Cancer Survivors at MSKCC How the Disease Ravaged his Family

Actor and cancer activist Rob Lowe joined hundreds of patients, families, and friends to mark National Cancer Survivors Day at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Manhattan campus.

June 16, 2013
After Patent Ruling, Availability of Gene Tests Could Broaden

Clinical Genetics Service Chief Kenneth Offit commented on the Supreme Court ruling that human genes cannot be patented.

June 14, 2013
Students Battling Cancer Graduate High School

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Pediatrics held its seventh annual Pediatric Convocation honoring the thirty young men and women who earned their high school or high school equivalency diplomas this year.

June 13, 2013
Childhood Cancer's Health Woes Persist for Years

Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Long-Term Follow-Up Program Charles Sklar discussed the long-term health effects of cancer and its treatment on childhood cancer survivors.

June 12, 2013
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Lays Out His Post-IBM Life

Memorial Sloan Kettering board member Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. was interviewed about his commitments to education and medical research. Mr. Gerstner helped to establish the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

June 7, 2013
Scientists Seek Order to Potential Confusion of Gene Data

Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chair Charles Sawyers spoke about an effort under way to standardize and share genetic information among research and medical institutions.

June 5, 2013
Special Prom for Children and Teens on Upper East Side

Pediatric Day Hospital Medical Director Farid Boulad was interviewed about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Spring Prom, a special event for current and past patients, their friends and family, and staff.

June 4, 2013
Cancer No Longer Death Sentence Brings Survivor Care Gap

Rehabilitation Medicine Service Chief Michael Stubblefield discussed the need for better programs to address the long-term physical effects of cancer and its treatment.

June 4, 2013
New Drug May Help Fight Certain Advanced Lung Cancers

Medical oncologist Marjorie Zauderer commented on a study that found that adding a new drug to standard chemotherapy can boost survival in some patients with lung cancer.

June 3, 2013
Breast Cancer Genes May Explain Poor Outcomes for Black Women

Medical oncologist Andrew Seidman commented on a study that found that one in five black women with breast cancer were found to have inherited mutations on at least one of 18 genes linked to the disease.

June 3, 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
No Attendance, No Problem at Medical Education Classes

Radiation oncologist Beryl McCormick spoke about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s unique Continuing Medical Education program.

May 21, 2013