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Feature

Exporting Expertise: How MSK Is Helping to Improve Cancer Care and Research in Ghana

Learn about a new initiative led by MSK pediatric hematologic oncologist Tanya Trippett that aims to improve cancer care and research in Ghana.

Three men standing in an airport

In the Clinic

What’s the Best Way to Screen for Breast Cancer? Abbreviated MRI Beats 3-D Mammography, but Research Is Ongoing

Experts at MSK are exploring more-advanced screening techniques with the goal of detecting breast cancer earlier.

A woman receives a mammogram, and two technicians help her.

Feature

A Decade of Progress in Cancer Care, and What’s Next

Advances in diagnosis and treatment, especially those made over the past ten years, have played a significant role in the decline in cancer deaths. Learn about those advances — and what to expect in the next ten years.

A female nurse talks with a female patient, who is sitting in an exam chair

Finding

Cancers Caused by HPV Respond Better to Treatment — a New Study Helps Explain Why

According to Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists, it has to do with what the virus does to a cell’s DNA repair machinery.

The human papillomavirus (HPV)

Finding

Unique Genetic Change Found in Rare Ovarian Tumor Could Spare Patients from Unnecessary Treatment

The research focused on sclerosing stromal tumor, a rare, benign ovarian tumor that is not cancer but can be misdiagnosed as cancer.

Investigators Lea Moukarzel, Kimberly Dessources, Britta Weigelt, and Sarah Kim in the lab.

In the News

Updates from SABCS 2019: Detection and Screening, Immunotherapy Advances, and Therapy Resistance

About two dozen MSK physicians and researchers shared their work at the world’s leading breast cancer conference, held annually in San Antonio.

A presentation stage at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

In the News

MSK Experts Report New Findings about Multiple Myeloma at the 2019 ASH Meeting

Two studies on multiple myeloma provide new information about diagnosing and treating this blood cancer.

Micrograph of multiple myeloma cells

Finding

Machine Learning May Help Classify Cancers of Unknown Primary

MSK investigators report a new tool that may help them determine the origin of some metastatic tumors, potentially leading to better targeted treatments.

Illustration of a magnifying glass and DNA sequences

Ask the Expert

What Is Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), and How Do I Decide on the Right Treatment?

Learn about the breast cancer type called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and how doctors decide on the best treatment for each person.

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Melissa Pilewskie

In the Clinic

New Imaging Method Could Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment

A powerful form of MRI could show whether prostate cancer is likely to grow or spread.

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