Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has become a common procedure in melanoma and has been endorsed by professional guidelines. It is considered to be a minimally invasive and highly accurate procedure that allows for appropriate regional nodal staging and identification of patients without nodal metastases. MSKCC’s Daniel Coit is quoted.
Surgical oncologist Sam Yoon spoke about a rare genetic mutation that increases the likelihood of developing gastric cancer and the prophylactic surgery some patients are opting to receive to reduce their chances of developing the disease.
Victor Ribaudo, Executive Director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Regional Care Network, commented on the construction progress of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s newest regional center set to open in Harrison, New York, in 2015.