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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
Leonard Lauder Thinks Pink to Support Breast Cancer Research

Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center Larry Norton spoke about Evelyn Lauder’s legacy and the future of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which she founded. Dr. Norton also discussed this topic in Footwear News

October 1, 2012
Your Top Breast Cancer Questions Answered

Radiologist David Dershaw offered tips for women when getting their mammogram.

October 1, 2012
The Worst Cancer Risk Factors

Surgical oncologist Deborah Capko was one of several experts consulted to rank the greatest risk factors for cancer. Topping the list were smoking, age, and UV radiation from the sun.

October 1, 2012
Men Have More Options in Prostate Cancer Treatments

Medical oncologist Howard Scher commented on the growing arsenal of prostate cancer treatments.

October 1, 2012
What You Need to Know About the Dense Breast Issue

Radiologist Carol Lee explained how breast density affects cancer risk.

September 28, 2012
New Breast Cancer Clues Found in Gene Analysis

Medical oncologist Larry Norton was interviewed about a study from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a multicenter collaboration that seeks to understand the molecular changes that characterize cancer. The study found genetic similarities between a subtype of breast cancer and ovarian cancer, suggesting that approved drugs for ovarian cancer may also work in this subtype of breast cancer.

September 24, 2012
Cancer Center Sets $3 Billion Program

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis commented on M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Moon Shots program, an ambitious initiative aimed at reducing cancer deaths over the next decade.

September 21, 2012
Lung Cancer Genome Surveys Find Many Potential Drug Targets

Medical oncologist Paul Paik commented on a study from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a multicenter collaboration that seeks to understand the molecular changes that characterize cancer. The study identified genetic alterations in hundreds of lung tumors, which can help doctors match patients with existing targeted drugs.

September 18, 2012
Quality-of-Life Program May Help Cancer Patients

Clinical psychologist Allison Applebaum commented on a therapy program focused on improving quality of life for people being treated for advanced cancer.

September 14, 2012
Some Screens Miss Spread of Breast Cancer

Medical oncologist Andrew Seidman commented on a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Breast Cancer Symposium that found that bone scans, liver ultrasounds, and chest x-rays may not have a significant role to play in staging breast cancer.

September 11, 2012
New Cancer Drugs Are Showing Great Promise

Medical oncologist Jedd Wolchok spoke about immunotherapy and the drug ipilimumab (Yervoy), which accelerates the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.

September 11, 2012
Sloan Kettering & Hunter College in Big Med Deal

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Memorial Sloan Kettering plans to build a new outpatient cancer care facility on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

September 11, 2012
Acupuncture Relieves Pain in Largest Study of Treatment

Epidemiologist Andrew Vickers discussed a study he led that found that acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, and headaches. The study received widespread media coverage and Dr. Vickers was quoted in several publications, including Reuters, TIME, HealthDay News, the New York Daily News, the Associated Press,, The Atlantic, and

September 10, 2012
Young Adult Cancer Survivors May Face a Challenging Future

Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program Kevin Oeffinger spoke about the unique needs of, and challenges for, adolescent and young adult cancer patients.

September 9, 2012
CBS 2′s Special Coverage of the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Medical oncologist Heather McArthur, radiologist David Dershaw, and surgical oncologist Monica Morrow discussed the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Clinical nurse specialist Donna Wilson also spoke about her dragon boat team made up entirely of breast cancer survivors.

September 8, 2012
Can There Be Too Much Breast-Cancer Treatment?

Medical oncologist Clifford Hudis commented on whether breast cancer is over-diagnosed.

September 4, 2012
Gene in Stem Cell Donors May Decrease Relapse Risk in Leukemia Patients

Hematologist/oncologist Katharine Hsu spoke about a study she led that found that genetic features of stem cell transplant donors may be associated with a reduced risk of relapse in acute myelogenous leukemia patients.

September 4, 2012