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2011

Scoring System May Tell the Dying How Long They Have to Live

Paul Glare, MD, Chief of the Pain and Palliative Care Service, was interviewed about an editorial he wrote to accompany a study published in the British Medical Journal that found a new scoring system might be able to tell patients in the final stages of cancer how much time they have left so they can prepare for their passing. Dr. Glare was also quoted in the Huffington Post.

August 25, 2011
Sun Self-Defense

Dermatologist Steven Wang, MD, was quoted in a guide to defend against skin cancer.

August 23, 2011
NYC Scientists Unlocking the Brain's Power

Neurosurgeon Eric Holland, MD, PhD, offered his perspective on gliomas and highlighted new research at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Brain Tumor Center.

August 22, 2011
Consumer Reports: Quiz Reveals Facts and Myths About Skin Cancer

Consumer Reports’ testers have found that sunscreens have become better over the years, but rates of skin cancer continue to climb. Dermatologist Allan Halpern, MD, was quoted.

August 22, 2011
Death of a Pathology Centre: Shelved

Thoracic pathologist William Travis, MD, discussed the closing of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.

August 17, 2011
Study: Smoking, Bladder Cancer Link Higher in Women than Previously Thought

Urologic surgeon Bernard Bochner, MD, discussed a National Cancer Institute study that found smoking cigarettes is just as risky for women as it is for men in terms of developing bladder cancer.

August 16, 2011
Hospitals Promoting Bargain CT Scans For Smokers

Some hospitals are pushing low-cost CT scans after a National Cancer Institute study found that CT screening may cut the death rate from lung cancer by 20 percent. Pulmonologist and epidemiologist Peter Bach, MD, was quoted.

August 16, 2011
Induced Stem Cells Promise 'A Whole New Way To Do Medicine'

Developmental biologist Lorenz Studer, MD, discussed research his laboratory is conducting on familial dysautonomia (FD).

August 12, 2011
Gene Treatment Offers Hope in Leukemia Cases

A new strategy for genetically bolstering the immune system proved surprisingly powerful against an advanced form of leukemia according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medical oncologist Renier Brentjens, MD, PhD, was quoted. Additional interviews with Dr. Brentjens also appeared on ABCNews.com and The Scientist.com.

August 11, 2011
Cell Therapy Fights Leukemia

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that a new approach to reprogram immune cells to attack cancer is producing encouraging results. Geneticist Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, was quoted.

August 10, 2011
Thrift Shop for Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s thrift shop kicked off its posh annual fall sale. Executive Director of The Society, Ellen Haddigan, was quoted.

August 10, 2011
Herbal Supplements Leave Out Safety Information

According to a study published in the journal BMC Medicine, herbal medications can cause dangerous side effects when mixed with certain medicines or health conditions. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Chief of Integrative Medicine, Barrie Cassileth, PhD, was quoted.

August 9, 2011
Cancer Center Plan Opposed

Executive Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Regional Care Network, Victor Ribaudo, discussed plans to open a regional cancer treatment center in Harrison, NY.

August 5, 2011
More Women Undergoing Preventive Mastectomies

Surgical oncologist Monica Morrow, MD, discussed the pros and cons of preventive mastectomies.

August 5, 2011
Why Are These Men Leaving Their Wives?

Psychiatrist Jimmie Holland, MD, discussed the reasons behind husbands leaving their seriously ill spouses to face illness alone.

August 1, 2011
Cancer-Gene Analysis Customizes Treatment

Gynecologic oncologist Douglas Levine discussed how scientists are breaking new ground in their understanding of the genetics — and treatment — of ovarian cancer.

July 30, 2011
Improper Bladder Cancer Treatment Costing Lives

Urologic surgeon Bernard Bochner was interviewed about a published analysis of SEER data that found that nearly all patients with high-grade, primary bladder cancer do not receive guideline-recommended follow-up care.

July 29, 2011
Rare Eye Cancer Threatens Girl's Vision

Ophthalmologist David Abramson discussed MSKCC patient Karli Costley’s battle with retinoblastoma.

July 26, 2011
Eight Ways to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Prostate surgeon Peter Scardino discussed the latest research on how to prevent, detect, and treat prostate cancer.

July 24, 2011