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In the Lab

Kratom: What Research Tells Us about This Controversial Supplement for Pain Relief

Learn about kratom, an herbal product that some believe acts as a painkiller and could help those with cancer.

kratom leaves and pill

In the Clinic

Reassessing Palliative Care: MSK Emphasizes Supportive Care for All People with Cancer

MSK’s Supportive Care Service aims to improve quality of life for all people with cancer.

Judith Nelson with a patient

Q & A

Building a Safer Opioid: MSK Research Seeks to Develop New Ways to Relieve Pain

Science could lead to a new type of opioid drug that blocks pain but has a lower potential for addiction or abuse.

MP1104 binding to the kappa opioid receptor

Feature

The Art of Listening: Using Patient Feedback to Improve Cancer Care

Why asking our patients how they’re doing, and listening to what they have to say, teaches us how to care for them.

Vincent Laudone, Chief of Surgery at the Josie Robertson Surgery Center

Q&A

How Meditation Can Help Those Affected by Cancer: At Work with Emily Herzlin

Meet Emily Herzlin, who teaches mindfulness and meditation at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK Integrative Medicine meditation instructor Emily Herzlin

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

Q & A

Q & A: Which Complementary Therapies Work Best for Women With Breast Cancer?

Integrative medicine specialists determine which complementary therapies appear to be most effective.

Female instructor leading a “chair yoga” class with female patients seated with back to camera and arms stretched to side.

Support

When Breath Becomes Air: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Reflects on How Cancer Changed Her Family’s Life

Read a Q & A with Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote When Breath Becomes Air.

Lucy Kalanithi gestures while speaking. Physicians in white lab coats look on.

Feature

6 Myths about Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is among the most commonly prescribed, and commonly misunderstood, cancer treatments. It’s time to revise what you thought you knew.

Woman preparing for chemotherapy with nurse and caregiver at Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester