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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
Colon Cancer Death Rates Falling Faster in Northeast Than in South

An American Cancer Society study found that colon cancer death rates have dropped considerably faster in the Northeast than in the South. Medical oncologist Leonard Saltz was quoted.

July 8, 2011
Lung Cancer Scans Can Be Unreliable: Study

A study published by lung cancer specialist Gregory Riely in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that CT scans to measure lung tumors can be unreliable, potentially leading patients and doctors to believe the cancer is growing when it’s not.

July 8, 2011
Dr. Mark Kris Receives First ASCO Humanitarian Award

Thoracic oncologist Mark Kris was honored at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2011 Annual Meeting with the first inaugural ASCO Humanitarian Award for his dedication and compassion in his professional work and volunteer efforts.

July 5, 2011
A Leg Up on Life

After a cancer diagnosis, Olympic hopeful Serena Burla has made a speedy recovery and her orthopaedic surgeon, Patrick Boland, is quoted.

July 1, 2011
Unveiling the Genetic Landscape of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early, and fewer than half of the 22,000 women diagnosed annually in the United States will live more than five years. Researchers released results of a massive hunt to track down the genetic changes that drive tumor growth in this dreaded disease. Gynecologic surgeon Douglas Levine is quoted.

June 29, 2011
Eyewitness News at 5: Benefits and Risks of Lung Cancer Screening

A recently published study found a benefit for screening longtime smokers for lung cancer. Pulmonologist and epidemiologist Peter Bach is quoted.

June 29, 2011
CBS Evening News - Saturday Edition

Executive Chef Pnina Peled discusses her love of food and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s efforts to please the palates of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center patients.

June 25, 2011
Battling Breast Cancer with Preventative Measures

A Long Island woman tells her story after finding out she has the BRCA1 gene mutation. Medical oncologist Kenneth Offit is mentioned.

June 20, 2011
Treatment May Help Ease Effect of Cancer

An experimental surgical procedure offers hope of a cure for one of the most dreaded side effects of breast cancer treatment — the arm pain that’s often caused by removing lymph nodes. Plastic surgeon Babak Mehrara is quoted.

June 20, 2011
The Today Show

The Today Show celebrated with several patients at the 2011 MSKCC Pediatric Convocation celebration. Two Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center patients were profiled and pediatric oncologist Richard O’Reilly was interviewed.

June 20, 2011
Pleasantville's Sabety Beats Cancer with Music

Cancer survivor Ted Sabety discusses his battle with cancer at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Survivorship Dinner in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

June 14, 2011
Retinoblastoma Therapy Delivers Power of Chemotherapy with Surgical Precision

The past century has seen great strides in the treatment of retinoblastoma, with more than 95 percent of US patients now being cured of this rare childhood malignancy. Ophthalmic oncologist David Abramson is quoted.

June 8, 2011