On Cancer

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In the Clinic

Will Radiation Therapy Protect Me from Breast Cancer Recurrence after Surgery? What to Know

Learn about the role of radiation therapy in protecting women from breast cancer recurrence after breast-conserving surgery.

MSK radiation oncologist Beryl McCormick confers with a patient


MSK’s Virtual Convocation and Commencement Honors Graduates and Award Winners

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 41st annual ceremony recognized graduates and award winners with an online event.

MSK leadership on the stage in the Zuckerman Research Center auditorium.


Answers to Common Questions about Radiation Safety

MSK radiation therapy experts set the record straight about the safety of this effective treatment.

Two doctors looking at a patient

6 Tips for a Successful Telemedicine Visit with Your Doctor

Learn the keys to a successful telemedicine visit from a cancer specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Nitya Raj

In the Lab

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Especially for Sex Chromosomes)

One’s big, one’s small. Somehow, they make it work.

X and Y chromosomes in mice


Double Trouble: Researchers Find Many Cancers Carry Two Mutations in the Same Gene

Discovery reveals that the genetic causes of cancer may be more complicated than previously thought.

Two gloved hands opening a drawer in a laboratory.

In Brief

Cancer Stem Cells’ Reliance on a Key Amino Acid Could Be an Exploitable Weakness

The discovery links metabolism to the way cancer stem cells form tumors.

A fluorescent image of cells undergoing differentiation in a mouse model.

In the Clinic

Exploring the Potential of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Treatment

Learn about a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering that is using plasma donated by MSK employees who have recovered from COVID-19.

Lisa Toth donates plasma with help from Anli Chang

In the Clinic

Study Shows COVID-19 Not a Significant Threat to Kids with Cancer

Learn about a new study led by MSK that suggests that children with cancer are no more likely than other kids to be infected with COVID-19 or to have severe symptoms when infected.

Andrew Kung

In the Lab

The Many Faces of the Immune Response to COVID-19: How Cancer Research Is Contributing to a Deeper Understanding

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MSK doctors and researchers are applying their knowledge about immunology toward the development of treatments.

Jedd Wolchok in his lab