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2012

The Latest Mammogram Controversy: Density

Radiologist Carol Lee commented on a new law that requires doctors to inform women with dense breast tissue that this makes detecting breast cancer more difficult and may be associated with an increased risk of cancer.

August 7, 2012
Cancer May Result from Wrong Number of Genes

Medical oncologist and geneticist Zsofia Stadler discussed a study she led that found that some early-onset testicular cancers may result from spontaneous, or de novo, genetic changes. These de novo mutations are not inherited from either parent, but arise in either the egg or sperm cell or sometime during embryonic development.

August 2, 2012
Life, Interrupted: The First 100 Days

Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Suleika Jaouad spoke about reaching her 100th day after her bone marrow transplant.

July 27, 2012
Eat Antioxidants to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?

Herbalist Simon Yeung commented on a study that suggested that diets rich in antioxidants may help lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

July 24, 2012
Nurses and Physicians Collaborate to Improve Cancer Care

Medical oncologist Dean Bajorin discussed the collaboration between advanced practice nurses and oncologists in the treatment of cancer patients.

July 24, 2012
Law Aims to Boost Breast Cancer Detection

Radiologist David Dershaw commented on a new law that requires doctors to inform women with dense breast tissue that this makes detecting breast cancer more difficult and may be associated with an increased risk of cancer.

July 24, 2012
Indoor Tanning Bans More Common Than a Decade Ago

Dermatologist Steven Wang discussed a study that found that more and more countries and US states are banning indoor tanning or restricting access to it.

July 19, 2012
Sloan Kettering's Powerful MRI in the Operating Room Helped Save the Life of Upper East Side Mother of Three

Neurosurgeon Philip Gutin used a powerful MRI machine to help him remove an aggressive brain tumor in Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Barbara Basser Bigio.

July 17, 2012
Memorial Sloan Kettering Ranked No. 2 Cancer Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Memorial Sloan Kettering was ranked the No. 2 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012–13 Best Hospitals issue.

July 17, 2012
Cancer Doctors Say Broach PSA Test with Some Men

An American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) panel, co-chaired by medical oncologist Ethan Basch, released recommendations on prostate cancer screening that said that doctors should discuss the pros and cons of screening with men who have a life expectancy of more than ten years, and discourage PSA testing for men with a shorter life expectancy.

July 16, 2012
Drug Raises Hope for Better Bone Marrow Transplant Recovery

Hematologic Oncology Division Head Marcel van den Brink commented on a study that found that an existing drug for HIV helps prevent graft-versus-host disease, the most serious complication of bone marrow transplants.

July 12, 2012
A Meeting of Minds: Young Oncologists Make the Most of the ASCO Annual Meeting

Memorial Sloan Kettering fellows Ayca Gucalp and James Harding spoke about their experience at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting, the nation’s largest conference for oncologists.

July 10, 2012
Nanotechnology May Aid Diagnosis

Biochemist Yueming Li commented on new technology that is three million times more sensitive at detecting Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.

July 10, 2012
Esophageal Cancer Is the Fastest Growing Cancer in the US

Thoracic surgeon Manjit Bains and Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Bart Frazzitta were interviewed about esophageal cancer.

July 6, 2012
Wallaby and Cancer-Free

Tarrytown resident and Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Sharai Platt joined more than 200 cancer survivors at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Sleepy Hollow, NY, to observe National Cancer Survivors Day.

July 5, 2012
Prostate Surgery Tied to Need for Bladder Surgery

Department of Surgery Chair Peter Scardino commented on a study that found that one in 20 men who have their prostate gland removed may need a second surgery for severe loss of bladder control. Dr. Scardino said the finding further confirms the need for patients to choose surgeons and medical centers with deep experience in treating prostate cancer.

June 29, 2012
Two-thirds of New Yorkers Survive Cancer

Breast Cancer Medicine Service Chief Clifford Hudis commented on new health data that found that two out of three cancer patients are surviving the disease today, compared to just half three decades ago.

June 25, 2012
Ask a Best Doctor: The Death Trap of Sitting, Soy Milk vs. Skim, and Decoding Panic Attacks

Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service Chief Robert Kurtz discussed the differences between soy milk and skim milk. He said both are pretty much the same, nutritionally, but soy milk contains plant-based phyto-estrogens, which act much the same way in the body that estrogen does. Many believe that soy milk could, theoretically, cause a hormone disruption due to the effect of the phyto-estrogens, but there is no hard evidence to show that drinking soy milk poses any dangers.

June 22, 2012