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2013

Skin Care for Cancer Patients

Dermatologist Mario Lacouture was interviewed about the effects of chemotherapy on the skin.

March 25, 2013
Surgery Restoring Penis after Prostate Cancer Increasing

Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program John Mulhall discussed ways to improve sexual function after prostate cancer surgery.

March 25, 2013
Little Support for Idea of Medicare Payments That Vary

Epidemiologist Peter Bach commented on a report he coauthored that argues that Medicare payments should not be adjusted on a regional basis.

March 23, 2013
Can Research "Dream Teams" Find the Cure for Cancer?

Medical oncologist Larry Norton discussed cancer advances made possible by collaborative efforts like those described in a recent TIME magazine article.

March 21, 2013
Experimental Cancer Treatment Offers Hope

Medical oncologist Renier Brentjens was interviewed about a study he co-led with cell researcher Michel Sadelain that found that genetically modified immune cells were able to induce complete remissions in patients with advanced B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

March 21, 2013
Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Acute Type of Leukemia

Medical oncologist Renier Brentjens and cell researcher Michel Sadelain reported for the first time that genetically modified immune cells were able to induce complete remissions in all five patients treated with the experimental therapy. Patients had advanced B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a disease with limited treatment options.

March 21, 2013
New Medical Technology Draws on Nature for Inspiration

Medical oncologist Howard Scher commented on an investigational microchip that can count and sort cancer cells so doctors can determine how well treatments are working.

March 19, 2013
Scientists Race to Stop the Spread of Deadly Superbugs

Infectious diseases specialist Kent Sepkowitz spoke about hospital-inquired infections, and how patients can be their own advocates to prevent them.

March 19, 2013
Getting Second Opinions after Cancer Diagnosis

Breast pathologist Edi Brogi and surgical oncologist Monica Morrow discussed when and how to get a second opinion to confirm a cancer diagnosis.

March 18, 2013
Mammogram Scares Leave Lasting Fears, Research Finds

Epidemiologist Talya Salz commented on a study that found that women experience significant stress when called for follow-up after a routine mammogram, and that the stress lasts long after follow-up tests show no signs of cancer.

March 18, 2013
Scientists ID Antibody That Might Boost Cancer Therapy

Physician-scientist David Scheinberg discussed his discovery of a unique monoclonal antibody, a molecule that can be engineered to target specific proteins on cancer cells. The new monoclonal antibody, called ESK1, is different because it is capable of recognizing the presence of a protein inside cancer cells, not just on the surface.

March 14, 2013
Sarcoma in the Young

Pediatric oncologist Paul Meyers discussed sarcomas, which affect more children and adolescents than adults.

March 13, 2013
How Caregivers Adjust to Post-Cancer Life

Clinical psychologist Allison J. Applebaum discussed the challenges caregivers experience when treatment ends.

March 13, 2013
DNA Test Shows Promise in Guiding Advanced Breast Cancer Care

Surgical pathologist Jorge Reis-Filho commented on a study that found that an experimental blood test could help identify whether women with advanced breast cancer are responding to treatment.

March 13, 2013
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | Energy Efficiency

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Green Team, a committee established in 2009 to identify opportunities to reduce waste and conserve resources, effectively reduced energy costs in operating rooms by disabling air exchanges when the rooms are not in use.

March 4, 2013
Is Enrolling in a Clinical Trial Tied to Survival?

Epidemiologist Colin Begg commented on a study that suggests that cancer patients on clinical trials may survive longer due to factors other than the treatment being studied.

February 28, 2013
Study: More Than 40 Percent of Nation’s Top Cancer Researchers Are Immigrants

Adam Cohen, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Assistant General Counsel and Manager of Immigration Services, commented on a report that found that more than 40 percent of the cancer researchers at America’s top cancer institutes are immigrants.

February 25, 2013
Insight: Cancer Drugs Proving Worth Earlier in Testing

Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Clinical Research Paul Sabbatini commented on the ways targeted drugs are able to move through the approval process more quickly than other types of drugs.

February 25, 2013
Robin Roberts's Journey

Hematologist-oncologist Sergio Giralt was featured on this special episode of 20/20 that took viewers on a journey inside Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts’s fight against myelodysplastic syndrome. Robin received a stem cell transplant to treat her disease at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

February 22, 2013