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2013

Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

Epidemiologist Andrew Vickers commented on a survey that found that most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should forego the controversial PSA test.

July 9, 2013
Device Helps to Avoid Leaving Cancer Behind

Breast surgeon Monica Morrow discussed a new device that uses radio-frequency energy to test just-removed tissue for cancer during surgery.

July 9, 2013
“Jeopardy!” Champ “Watson” Now in Training to Fight Cancer

Thoracic oncologist Mark Kris and Carol Jaxel, one of Dr. Kris’s patients, were interviewed about the benefits the IBM Watson system can bring to cancer care.

July 9, 2013
Gut Bacteria We Pick Up As Kids Stick with Us for Decades

Infectious diseases physician Eric Pamer commented on an analysis that found that there was little variation in the bacteria in the digestive systems of 37 healthy women over a period of about five years.

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July 4, 2013
The Best Cancer Hospitals in the U.S.

Memorial Sloan Kettering was listed among the best cancer hospitals in the Northeast in Men’s Health.

July 1, 2013
Chemotherapy Could Soon Be Obsolete with New Treatments

Thoracic Oncology Service Chief Mark Kris was interviewed about the move away from traditional chemotherapy toward more molecularly targeted treatments.

June 29, 2013
India's Bad Habit Carried Overseas

Head and Neck Surgical Service Chief Jatin Shah discussed a growing problem among Indian immigrants – an addiction to paan, a mixture of areca or betel nut, slaked lime, spices and sweeteners folded into a betel leaf and often combined with tobacco.

June 26, 2013
No More Chemo: Doctors Say It's Not So Far-Fetched

Leukemia Service Chief Martin Tallman was interviewed about the move away from traditional chemotherapy toward more molecularly targeted treatments.

June 26, 2013
Sex and Cancer

Medical oncologist Shari Goldfarb spoke about the sexual side effects of cancer and its treatment.

June 25, 2013
Virtual End to Cervical Cancer Is within Reach, Expert Says

Gynecologic surgeon Carol Brown commented on a study that shows that the infection rate of human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, decreased by 56 percent since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006.

June 20, 2013
Nowhere to Hide from Diarrhea-Causing Bacteria: Study

Infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz commented on the link between Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, and heartburn drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors.

June 19, 2013
Check Please: Choosing the Best Hospital for Your Cancer Surgery

Epidemiologist Peter Bach commented on the lack of reliable and easy-to-navigate rankings of surgical centers.

June 17, 2013
Managing Expectations

Fertility specialist Joanne Frankel Kelvin spoke about fertility preservation for women with cancer.

June 17, 2013
Rob Lowe Tells Cancer Survivors at MSKCC How the Disease Ravaged his Family

Actor and cancer activist Rob Lowe joined hundreds of patients, families, and friends to mark National Cancer Survivors Day at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Manhattan campus.

June 16, 2013
After Patent Ruling, Availability of Gene Tests Could Broaden

Clinical Genetics Service Chief Kenneth Offit commented on the Supreme Court ruling that human genes cannot be patented.

June 14, 2013
Students Battling Cancer Graduate High School

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Pediatrics held its seventh annual Pediatric Convocation honoring the thirty young men and women who earned their high school or high school equivalency diplomas this year.

June 13, 2013
Childhood Cancer's Health Woes Persist for Years

Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Long-Term Follow-Up Program Charles Sklar discussed the long-term health effects of cancer and its treatment on childhood cancer survivors.

June 12, 2013
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Lays Out His Post-IBM Life

Memorial Sloan Kettering board member Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. was interviewed about his commitments to education and medical research. Mr. Gerstner helped to establish the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

June 7, 2013
Scientists Seek Order to Potential Confusion of Gene Data

Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Chair Charles Sawyers spoke about an effort under way to standardize and share genetic information among research and medical institutions.

June 5, 2013
Special Prom for Children and Teens on Upper East Side

Pediatric Day Hospital Medical Director Farid Boulad was interviewed about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Spring Prom, a special event for current and past patients, their friends and family, and staff.

June 4, 2013