On Cancer: Health Outcomes, Epidemiology & Statistics

29 Blog posts found


Reality Check: Should People with Cancer Avoid Robotic Surgery?

Department of Surgery Chair Jeffrey Drebin discusses MSK’s approach to robotic surgery in response to a recent FDA advisory.

MSK surgeons gathered around a robot used for cancer surgery


Helping Doctors "Do No Harm" by Addressing Medical Test Overuse

Learn how MSK is clarifying how unnecessary medical tests can harm a patient's well-being.

MSK internal medicine specialist Deborah Korenstein

Ask the Expert

Does Vitamin D Reduce the Risk of Getting Cancer?

Two MSK medical oncologists discuss the link between the "sunshine vitamin" and cancer.

Five people on the beach during a sunset


Certain Birth Defects May Raise Risk of Childhood Cancers

Find out what parents should know about a new study linking birth defects and cancer risk.

child with cancer looking up

In the Clinic

MSK Study Bolsters Use of Active Surveillance for Papillary Thyroid Cancer

New findings support the use of active surveillance rather than surgery for papillary thyroid cancer.

Doctor Michael Tuttle in white coat examining female patient.

In the Clinic

Online Symptom-Monitoring Tool Improves Survival for Those Undergoing Chemotherapy for Metastatic Cancer

A study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that an online tool to monitor patients’ symptoms improved overall survival.

Ethan Basch

In the Clinic

Two Studies Link Healthy Habits to Increased Colon Cancer Survival

People who maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer are more likely to have a favorable outcome after treatment.

Various kinds of nuts


Childhood Cancer Survivors Found to Have Inherited Mutations Increasing Risk of the Disease

MSK geneticist and pediatric oncologist Michael Walsh discusses new findings on inherited mutations in pediatric cancer survivors.

MSK geneticist and pediatric oncologist Michael Walsh