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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

Q&A

Scan Safety: A Radiation Reality Check

Medical physicist Lawrence Dauer explains what you should know about the use and safety of tests such as CT scans that use radiation to obtain images of the body.

Imaging test

Profile

At Work: Interventional Radiologist Stephen Solomon

Interventional Radiology Service Chief Stephen Solomon leads a team of physicians who use image guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Pictured: Stephen Solomon

Ask the Expert

Why Am I Hearing So Much About CyberKnife?

CyberKnife is a brand name for one of several available stereotactic radiosurgery devices that deliver radiation with linear accelerators. MSK uses a similar device, made by a company called Varian, that destroys tumors with extremely precise, very intense doses of radiation.

Radiation oncologist and CyberKnife expert Abraham Wu

In the Clinic

New Online Tool Helps People Decide Whether to Be Screened for Lung Cancer

A new online decision tool can help current or former smokers determine whether they would benefit from lung cancer screening.

Pictured: Peter Bach

Q&A

Pulmonary Specialist Peter Bach Discusses New Findings on Benefits of CT Screening for Lung Cancer

In an interview, Dr. Bach talks about research showing that CT screening may prevent one in five cancer deaths for people at a very high risk of developing lung cancer.

Pictured: Peter Bach