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The Cancer Bomb: How Nuclear Sludge Gave Birth to an Experimental Leukemia Drug

David Scheinberg, Chair of the Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program, discussed his research on actinium and its cancer-fighting abilities.

December 11, 2012
In Girl's Last Hope, Altered Immune Cells Beat Leukemia

Cell researcher Michel Sadelain commented on an experimental treatment in which the body’s own immune cells are reprogrammed to target and attack leukemia.

December 10, 2012
Should Breast Cancer Patients Skip the Pre-Op MRI?

Surgical oncologist Monica Morrow discussed a study she led that looked at whether preoperative MRIs may do more harm than good for women facing breast cancer surgery.

December 7, 2012
Working to “Add to the Solution"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Board member David M. Rubenstein spoke about his $10 million contribution to establish a new pancreatic cancer research center at the hospital, and Department of Surgery Vice Chair Ronald DeMatteo commented on the need for progress against the deadly disease.

December 7, 2012
Drugmakers Nudged by FDA to Find Childhood Cancer Cures

Pediatric oncologist Richard O’Reilly spoke about the challenges of testing pediatric cancer drugs and getting new treatments approved.

December 4, 2012
Questions and Answers about Preventive Double Mastectomy

Surgical oncologist Tari King answered questions about preventive double mastectomies, and why some women choose to have the procedure.

November 28, 2012
More Women Choose Double Mastectomy, but Study Says Many Don't Need It

Surgical oncologist Monica Morrow discussed a study she co-authored that found that more than three-quarters of women who opt for double mastectomies are not getting any benefit because their risk of cancer developing in the healthy breast is no greater than in women without cancer.

November 28, 2012
Humans and Big Data: Who Is In Charge?

Medical oncologist Larry Norton joined statistician Patrick Wolfe and neurotechnologist Aldo Faisal to discuss the potential uses of data supermachines such as IBM's Watson in medicine.

November 24, 2012
With Routine Mammograms, Some Breast Cancers May Be Overtreated

Diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee discussed a study that analyzed 30 years of data on breast cancer incidence and suggested that as many as a third of cancers detected through routine mammograms may not be life threatening. Epidemiologist Colin Begg also commented on the study in Reuters and Nature, and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Breast Disease Management Team authored a letter to the editor about the study that was published in the New York Times.

November 21, 2012
When Is Ejaculation “Premature,” and When Should a Penis Be Made Numb?

Urologist and Director of the Male Sexual and Reproductive Medicine Program John Mulhall discussed premature ejaculation and ways to treat it.

November 14, 2012
Sanofi Halves Price of Cancer Drug Zaltrap after Sloan Kettering Rejection

Just three weeks after 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, the pharmaceutical company said it would cut the price of the drug in half.

November 9, 2012
Can FDA Help Caitlin Downing Battle Brain Tumor?

Pediatric neurosurgeon Mark Souweidane spoke about a phase I clinical trial for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a type of brain stem cancer.

November 6, 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