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Q & A

Why Do Germs Become Resistant to Antibiotics? An MSK Program Is Focused on Avoiding this Problem

Learn how MSK’s Antibiotic Management Program is leading the way in ensuring that antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are used responsibly.

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In the News

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

We love our smartphones, but could they be harming our health? An MSK expert weighs in.

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In the Clinic

Power and Precision: Proton Therapy Can Target Brain and Spine Tumors with Fewer Side Effects

Learn how MSK doctors are using proton therapy to treat tumors of the brain and spinal cord.

In The Lab

Scientists Home In On “Equation” for Muscle Cell Size

A new study in flies reveals a previously unknown type of cooperation at work in muscle cells.

Mutlinucleated muscle cells from flies

Q & A

CT vs MRI: What’s the Difference? And How Do Doctors Choose Which Imaging Method to Use?

Learn the difference between CT and MRI and how doctors use these imaging techniques to diagnose and stage cancer.

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Q & A

What Every Person with Cancer Should Know about the 2019 Measles Outbreak

Find out what you need know about measles if you are undergoing cancer treatment.

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Feature

How I Used Photography to Get Through Breast Cancer Treatment: Anna’s Story

Meet Anna, who underwent care for breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering and documented the experience in photos.

Asha blowing bubbles at last treatment

In the Clinic

Giving Drugs before Surgery Lowers the Risk of Prostate Cancer Returning

Giving a two-drug combination before prostate cancer surgery appears to reduce the chance that some high-risk forms of the disease will come back.

Memorial Sloan Kettering prostate cancer surgeon James Eastham with colleague.

Feature

For One MSK Researcher, Science Is as Mighty as the Sword

Learn about Gabe Armijo, a researcher in the Sloan Kettering Institute and a competitive fencer.

Gabe Armijo in full fencing gear

Finding

One Patient’s Exceptional Response Leads to a Surprising Discovery about Immunotherapy

MSK researchers learn that some cancers may respond to checkpoint inhibitor drugs because of changes called gene fusions.

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