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Cancer Cartography

Computational biologist Chris Sander developed an algorithm to examine more than 3,000 tumors, and was able to group them into two distinct categories based on their genetic makeup.

September 27, 2013
Science and the Arts

Visible Ink Founder Judith Kelman was interviewed about the program that offers patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering the opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced mentor on a writing project of their choice.

September 24, 2013
IBM's Massive Bet on Watson

Medical oncologist Mark Kris explained how Memorial Sloan Kettering’s partnership with IBM and its Watson technology can help doctors make treatment decisions.

September 19, 2013
Sloan Kettering to Form Ties with Smaller Cancer Centers

Memorial Sloan Kettering launched a transformative initiative to improve the quality of cancer care and the lives of cancer patients. Hartford HealthCare was selected as a pioneering member of the newly formed Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.

September 17, 2013
Reality Check on Cancer: Fast Progress but Too Many Preventable Deaths

Physician-scientist Charles Sawyers commented on the latest status report from the American Association for Cancer Research that shows that most cancer deaths are avoidable.

September 17, 2013
Reishi Mushrooms as Remedy?

Herbalist K. Simon Yeung spoke about the cancer-fighting properties of reishi mushrooms.

September 17, 2013
Looking for Lessons in Cancer's 'Miracle' Responders

Cancer researcher David Solit was profiled about his research to uncover why certain patients respond well to drugs that did not help others.

September 15, 2013
New Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

Breast surgeon Mary Gemignani discussed a drug that could be used to shrink tumors in breast cancer patients prior to surgery.

September 14, 2013
FDA Panel Backs Pre-Surgery Drug for Breast Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering Physician-in-Chief José Baselga commented on the recommendation from a federal advisory panel to approve the first drug that would be used in early-stage breast cancer patients, prior to surgery.

September 13, 2013
Dying Dad Pleads for Unapproved Cancer Drug

Medical oncologist Jedd Wolchok discussed an experimental drug that works by allowing immune cells to attack cancer cells

September 13, 2013
US Cancer Care in Crisis, Experts Say

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis commented on a report that found that cancer care in the US is growing more complex, expensive and difficult to deliver.

September 10, 2013
Genetic Mutation Increases Risk of Childhood Leukemia

Geneticist Kenneth Offit and colleagues discovered a genetic link specific to risk of childhood leukemia that could potentially be used to prevent the disease in leukemia-prone families.

September 9, 2013
Study Suggests Earlier Mammograms Could Save Lives

Radiologist Delia Keating commented on a study that suggests that regular mammography should be indicated for women under 50.

September 9, 2013
MRI May Not Improve Outcomes for Early Form of Breast Cancer

Breast surgeon Melissa Pilewskie discussed a study she led that found that the use of MRI before or immediately after surgery does not benefit women with early breast cancer.

September 4, 2013
What Breast Cancer Doctors Tell Their Friends

Surgical oncologist Deborah Capko offered advice for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

September 1, 2013
A Disease by Any Other Name: The Cancer Conundrum

Head and neck cancer surgeon Bhuvanesh Singh commented on a paper that found that the number of cases of thyroid cancer in the United States tripled from 1973 to 2009, largely due to more aggressive screening techniques and improved imaging.

August 27, 2013
Kidney Cancer Drugs Equal in Prolonging Survival: Study

Medical oncologist Robert Motzer discussed a study he led that showed that the drug pazopanib works as well as sunitinib for treating advanced kidney cancer.

August 22, 2013
Doctors Propose New Cancer Definition to Avoid Unnecessary Treatments

Medical oncologist Larry Norton commented on recommendations from a working group of the National Cancer Institute that suggested changing the definition of cancer.

August 15, 2013
Watching Bacteria Evolve, with Predictable Results

Cell researcher Joao Xavier performed an experiment on a common species of bacteria to test the theory of evolution.

August 15, 2013