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2013

The Cancer Genome Atlas and the Development of Personalized Therapy

Clinical trial design for new cancer therapies has historically been focused on a tumor’s tissue of origin, but a Memorial Sloan Kettering paper supports a new approach: one based on the genomic signature of a tumor rather than its tissue of origin.

October 11, 2013
How Do We Improve Cancer Care in the United States?

The Institute of Medicine recently released its latest comprehensive report on the state of cancer care in the US. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Mary McCabe and Peter Bach are available to discuss.

October 11, 2013
USPSTF Releases Final Recommendations on Use of Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs

The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that breast cancer primary prevention drugs be offered to higher-risk women at low risk of side effects. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Chief of Breast Cancer Medicine, Clifford Hudis, is available to discuss

September 25, 2013
Major Developments in Radiation Therapy: ASTRO Annual Meeting

The largest radiation oncology event in the world, the ASTRO annual meeting, will take place in Atlanta, September 22-25. Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologists are available to comment on breaking news out of the meeting.

September 20, 2013
Is Breast Cancer Being Overtreated?

Women with breast cancer and relatively favorable prognoses often face treatment choices that balance small gains in outcome with possible negative effects. Medical oncologist Larry Norton and breast surgeon Monica Morrow are available to weigh in on this topic.

August 2, 2013
US Preventive Services Task Force Releases Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans. Thoracic surgeon Nabil Rizk and pulmonologist and epidemiologist Peter Bach are available to discuss the importance of these recommendations.

July 30, 2013
HPV Infection Rate Drops among Vaccinated Girls

HPV vaccination shows a clear benefit in young woman. Gynecologic surgeon Carol Brown is available to discuss this breakthrough.

July 11, 2013
Study Shows Acupuncture May Relieve Chronic Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture may relieve side effect of breast cancer surgery. Integrative medicine expert Barrie Cassileth is available to comment.

July 11, 2013
Memorial Sloan Kettering and Watson Hard At Work: New Breakthroughs Aim to Transform Quality of Care for Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts train IBM Watson to identify best cancer treatments. Thoracic oncologist Mark Kris is available to discuss the implications of this technology.

July 11, 2013
Summer is here! What should you look for on a sunscreen label?

Are you really protected from the sun? Dermatologist Steven Wang is available to offer sun safety tips.

July 11, 2013
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