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2011

Why Medical School Should Be Free

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of the 15 highest-paid professions in the United States, all but two are in medicine or dentistry. Why, then, are we proposing to make medical school free? Epidemiologist and pulmonary and critical care physician Peter Bach is co-author of this op-ed.

May 28, 2011
The Costly War on Cancer

Oncologists have long used the same blunt weapons to fight different types of cancer: cut the tumor out, zap it with radiation, or blast it with chemotherapy that kills good cells as well as bad ones. New cancer drugs are changing this. Epidemiologist and pulmonary and critical care physician Peter Bach is quoted.

May 26, 2011
Prostate Cancer Drug Zytiga May Extend Life

Abiraterone acetate (Zytiga™), which was approved in the United States in April, is the latest of several new treatment options available for patients with advanced prostate cancer. Medical oncologist Howard Scher is quoted.

May 25, 2011
Radiation for Hodgkin's Linked to Increased Mortality

Although breast cancer may be diagnosed earlier, women with who have received radiation therapy for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma are more likely to have bilateral breast cancer, and die due to other causes, according to a Memorial Sloan Kettering study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Outcomes research scientist Elena Elkin commented on the study, which she authored.)

May 20, 2011
Death from Prostate Cancer May Be Predicted with Earlier and Fewer Tests

Prostate cancer screening beginning from ages 44 to 50 may rule out the risk of dying in half of men, according to a Memorial Sloan Kettering study that showed some men may need as few as three screening tests in a lifetime. The article quotes surgical oncologist Peter Scardino and clinical chemist Hans Lilja, both co-authors of the study.

May 18, 2011
Memorial Sloan Kettering Ranked in the Top Ten Best Children's Hospitals by US News & World Report

Memorial Sloan Kettering has been ranked among the top 10 in cancer in the 2011-12 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings — the only New York-area hospital in the top 15.

May 17, 2011
NY Children's Hospitals Rank Among Nation's Best

U.S. News & World Report ranked Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center number seven among the top 50 best hospitals for pediatric cancer treatment in the nation.

May 17, 2011
Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Cancer

U.S. News & World Report ranked Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center number seven among the top 50 best hospitals for pediatric cancer treatment in the nation.

May 17, 2011
PSA Test Could Be Improved to Spot Prostate Cancer

Andrew Vickers, a research methodologist, explains how new research on PSA testing may help predict deaths from prostate cancer.

May 16, 2011
Changing America's Thinking About Tanning

A seminar at Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge stressed the importance of using sunscreen to protect against skin cancer. Steven Wang, a dermatologist, shares his research on sunscreen.

May 16, 2011
Getting Personal: The Shifting Landscape of Cancer Care

Marc Ladanyi discusses molecular tumor typing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in this documentary about personalized medicine (see Part 1).

May 14, 2011
Learning to Enjoy the Sun Responsibly

Steven Wang, a dermatologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge, visited a New Jersey elementary school to teach students about skin cancer and protecting your skin from the sun.

May 10, 2011
Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps

Research conducted by Nelson Sanchez and colleagues reveals that exercise may ward off colon polyps, which can be precursors to colorectal cancer.

May 9, 2011
Prostate-Cancer Exam Deaths from Superbugs Spur Inquiry

Peter Scardino, a surgeon specializing in treating prostate cancer, explains why some prostate biopsies may be unnecessary.

May 6, 2011
Breast Examination Center Assists Low-Income, Minority Women in Accessing Colorectal Cancer Screening

Moshe Shike, a gastroenterologist and nutritionist, studied enhancing access to colorectal cancer screening in minorities by suggesting colonoscopies for women during breast cancer screening.

May 1, 2011

2010

Dads for My Daughters

When writer Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with bone cancer, Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeons removed the cancer and saved his leg. He spoke with CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta about forming a “Council of Men” to help father his two young daughters after his death.

CNN
June 15, 2010

2008

NBA Player Derek Fisher Made His Plea for All to See

NBA player Derek Fisher was interviewed about his daughter’s struggle with retinoblastoma – the most common type of eye tumor seen in children – and in the process raised awareness for many parents. Ophthalmic oncologist David Abramson spoke about the new treatment Mr. Fisher’s daughter received at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the impact Mr. Fisher’s comments have had on families and the medical community.

June 15, 2008