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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
Doctors Group Contradicts US Mammogram Advice

Breast surgeon Mary Gemignani discussed new breast cancer screening guidelines issued by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists she helped to author.

July 21, 2011
Cancer Patients' Urine Suspected in Wissahickon Iodine-131 Levels

The Department of Environmental Protection said it suspects that iodine-131, used to treat thyroid cancer, is winding up in Philadelphia’s drinking water intakes from patients excreting excess radioactivity in their urine. Endocrinologist James Fagin and chemist Pat Zanzonico are quoted.

July 21, 2011
Memorial Sloan Kettering Ranked No. 2 Cancer Hospital by US News & World Report

Memorial Sloan Kettering was ranked the No. 2 hospital for cancer care in the 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings.

July 19, 2011
Skin Cancer Patients Fare Better with Early Screenings, Study Finds

An MSKCC-led study found that self-detection is not as effective as melanoma screenings performed by doctors. Research epidemiologist Stephen Dusza is quoted.

July 18, 2011
Strip's RedPath Diagnostics Lab Fights Cancers with Technologies

Gastric surgeon Peter Allen discussed Pittsburgh-based RedPath Integrated Pathology and its diagnostic tool to identify the presence or absence of cancer in the pancreas.

July 12, 2011
Measuring Circulating Tumor Cells Could Predict Prostate Cancer Treatment's Success

A research team led by medical oncologist Howard Scher investigated tests that trap circulating tumor cells as part of an effort to identify the efficacy of prostate cancer treatment.

July 12, 2011
Crizotinib Coming Soon for ALK-Positive NSCLC

Thoracic oncologist Mark Kris discussed the success of crizotinib, a new targeted drug aimed at certain patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer.

July 12, 2011
Drug Makers Refill Parched Pipelines

Immunologist James Allison and medical oncologist Jedd Wolchok discussed recent pharmaceutical advances, including the first therapy shown to extend life for people with advanced melanoma.

July 11, 2011
Burn Rate

Dermatologist Steven Wang discussed why young women are getting melanoma in record numbers, despite better awareness and sunscreens.

July 11, 2011