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How MSK Is Making Surgery Less Scary for Kids

Learn about a hospital-wide program that empowers children before they undergo surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK child-life therapist Maria Martin

In the Clinic

Colonoscopy and Other Screening Methods for Colon and Rectal Cancer: What You Should Know

Learn about the different options for colorectal cancer screening and why MSK experts believe that screening is so important.

MSK gastroenterologists Emmy Ludwig, Robin Mendelsohn, and Hans Gerdes


Sleepless in Cancerland: 3 Methods for Battling Insomnia as a Cancer Patient and Survivor

Learn how people with cancer can reduce insomnia during and after treatment.

Alarm clock in foreground with person (out of focus) in bed in the background.

Q & A

New Classification System Will Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumors

There are more than 100 subtypes of brain tumors, making them a challenge to accurately diagnose. Now researchers have figured out a way to reliably distinguish them.

Hand points to brain scan

Q & A

New Approach Might Prevent Ovarian Cancer by Targeting the Fallopian Tubes

Research suggests that most ovarian cancer starts in the fallopian tubes. This finding offers potential strategies for early detection and prevention.

Gynecologic surgeon Kara Long Roche in green scrubs with two team members

In the Clinic

Getting the Most from Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy Drugs

Bladder cancer is more likely to respond to immunotherapy drugs if the tumors carry mutations in DNA repair genes.

Colored transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a bladder cancer cell stained orange. The cell is large and has many nuclei (purple).

In the Clinic

Experimental Cancer Drug Developed at MSK Leads to New Approach for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

A family of drugs developed at MSK targets disrupted processes in cells in diseases related to aging.

Chemical biologist Gabriela Chiosis in a laboratory

In Brief

Scientists Identify How Gene Mutation Drives a Deadly Childhood Cancer

Synovial sarcoma is an aggressive cancer primarily affecting children and young adults. A new study gets to the bottom of it.

Illustration of girl standing in front of charging bull

In the Clinic

Single-Cell Analysis Enables Researchers to Understand the Differences within Tumors

Scientists are decoding the genetic changes that drive individual cancer cells. This may help them develop more-effective targeted therapies.

Man and woman in white lab coats looking at test tubes

In the Clinic

New MSK Initiative Focuses on the Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer

Because cancer is more treatable when it’s caught early, MSK’s new Precision Interception and Prevention initiative focuses on early detection.

Illustration of a female doctor touching a strand of DNA