Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts discussed her return to the program after receiving a stem cell transplant at Memorial Sloan Kettering with hematologist-oncologist Sergio Giralt, who led her treatment team. Her nurses were also featured on the program.
The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences – a new award established by Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner – was awarded to physician-scientist Charles Sawyers.
Visible Ink founder Judith Kelman discussed the Memorial Sloan Kettering program she runs that connects patients with experienced writers, editors, and teachers to help them tell their stories in writing.
Medical oncologist Michael Morris commented on a study that found that men with high-risk prostate cancer treated with only 18 months of hormone therapy live just as long as those treated for a standard 36 months.
Medical oncologists Mark Kris and Larry Norton and cancer biologist Joan Massagué discussed a revolution currently taking place in cancer care – tailoring treatments for specific individuals based on their tumor’s molecular makeup.