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2012

Therapist Spends Her Days Playing Music for Cancer Patients

Music therapist Karen Popkin was interviewed about her job as Director of the Music Therapy program at Memorial Sloan Kettering and music’s healing properties.

November 5, 2012
Nurses Tell All

Oncology nurse Kim Goldfine joined several other nurses from the Westchester area to discuss the challenges and rewards of their profession, what they wish people knew about nursing care, and what patients can do to ensure the best outcome from a hospital stay.

November 1, 2012
Viagra Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Maintain Sex Lives: Study

Radiation oncologist Michael Zelefsky discussed a study he led that found that prostate cancer patients who received oral erectile medication before and after their radiation therapy had improved sexual function.

October 29, 2012
Many with Incurable Cancer Think They Can Be Cured

Medical oncologist Andrew Epstein commented on a study that found that a majority of patients with advanced cancer believe the chemotherapy they are receiving will cure their disease when it likely will not.

October 24, 2012
Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death from Prostate Cancer

Epidemiologist Pär Stattin talked about a study he led that found that men with metabolic syndrome may also face a higher risk of dying from prostate cancer if diagnosed with the disease.

October 22, 2012
Blood Donations Helping Cancer Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Joe Licata and one of the center’s most frequent platelet donors were interviewed about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s ongoing need for more blood donors and why blood and platelets are so important for cancer patients’ health.

October 17, 2012
Alternative Therapies Offer Pain Relief to Cancer Patients

Integrative Medicine Service Chief Barrie Cassileth was interviewed about complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and yoga for cancer patients. Massage therapist Jane Greene, acupuncturist Yi Chan, and T'ai Chi instructor Yang Yang were also filmed with patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

October 15, 2012
IBM's Watson Is Learning Its Way to Saving Lives

Thoracic oncologist Mark Kris spoke about the collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering and IBM to develop a powerful cancer resource, built on the IBM Watson system, to provide medical professionals with improved access to current and comprehensive cancer data and practices.

October 15, 2012
Sex & Prostate Cancer: Why Men May Feel a Loss of Manhood

Clinical psychologist Talia Zaider talked about the emotional distress some men experience as a result of sexual dysfunction related to prostate cancer treatment.

October 15, 2012
In Cancer Care, Cost Matters

Medical oncologist Leonard Saltz, epidemiologist Peter Bach, and Physician-in-Chief Robert Wittes authored an opinion piece on Memorial Sloan Kettering’s decision not to carry a new colorectal cancer drug due to its cost. They argue that the drug is no better than other, less expensive options.

October 15, 2012
Men Suffer from Breast Cancer Too

Medical oncologist Mark Robson discussed male breast cancer.

October 12, 2012
Robin Roberts's Journey: “Home Sweet Home”

Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts said good-bye to her Memorial Sloan Kettering inpatient treatment team, after being hospitalized for several weeks and receiving a stem cell transplant for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome. Chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Service Sergio Giralt is directing Ms. Roberts’s care.

October 11, 2012
Regular Aspirin Use May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

Gynecologist Noah Kauff commented on a study that found that regularly taking certain pain relievers may reduce the risk of serous ovarian cancer.

October 11, 2012
Dr. Jatin Shah: Leading the Way

Head and Neck Service Chief Jatin Shah was profiled about his life and work.

October 10, 2012
New 3-D Mammograms Have Benefits, Risks

Radiologist Carol Lee spoke about the benefits and risks of 3-D mammography, or tomosynthesis. Dr. Lee also discussed the technology in the Washington Post and the Morning Call.

October 9, 2012
Young Adult Cancer Survivors Often Forgo Follow-Up Medical Care

Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program Kevin Oeffinger discussed a study that found that more young adult cancer survivors are likely to go without medical care because of cost than peers who have not had cancer.

October 8, 2012
A Year after Steve Jobs's Death: What Have We Learned about Cancer and the Man?

Medical oncologist Leonard Saltz discussed pancreatic cancer and what we now know about the disease one year after Steve Jobs’s death.

October 5, 2012
“Awesome” Synthesis Could Boost Protein-Based Drugs

Researchers led by chemist Samuel Danishefsky reported that erythropoietin (also known as EPO), the hormone that controls the production of red blood cells, had been synthesized for the first time.

October 5, 2012
NYC’s Top Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists

For New York Family’s sixth annual guide to the top pediatricians and pediatric specialists in Manhattan, pediatric oncologist Nai-Kong Cheung spoke about his work and what inspires him. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Abraham Bartell, Laurel Steinherz, Charles Sklar, Ira Dunkel, Nancy Kernan, Kim Kramer, Brian Kushner, Paul Meyers, Richard O'Reilly, Peter Steinherz, Leonard Wexler, Michael La Quaglia, and Kevin Oeffinger were also recognized among the top pediatric specialists in Manhattan.

October 1, 2012