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Feature

A Tale of Two Ashleys: Meet a Nurse and a Patient Teaming Up for the New York City Marathon

Read about Ashley Landay, a breast cancer patient at MSK, who will run the TCS New York City Marathon with her chemotherapy nurse, Ashley Pildis.

Pictured: Ashley Landay (left) and Ashley Pildis (right)

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

Proton Therapy: A Safer Way to Eliminate Tumors in Kids

Proton therapy offers a way to treat pediatric cancers more safely.

Doctor with back to camera speaking with smiling girl.

Event

New Center for Proton Therapy Opens in Manhattan

A new proton therapy center in Manhattan makes this precise form of radiation more accessible to people in the New York City region.

The New York Proton Center

In the News

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

We love our smartphones, but could they be harming our health? An MSK expert weighs in.

An illustration of a man holding a cell phone

In the Clinic

Power and Precision: Proton Therapy Can Target Brain and Spine Tumors with Fewer Side Effects

Learn how MSK doctors are using proton therapy to treat tumors of the brain and spinal cord.

T. Jonathan Yang

Feature

How I Used Photography to Get Through Breast Cancer Treatment: Anna’s Story

Meet Anna, who underwent care for breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering and documented the experience in photos.

Asha blowing bubbles at last treatment

Q & A

8 Questions with Philip Kantoff, An MSK Leader and Prostate Cancer Expert

Meet Philip Kantoff, Chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Medicine.

Philip Kantoff

In the Clinic

Radiation Greatly Reduces Risk of Recurrence for Women with DCIS, a Type of Noninvasive Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy after surgery can sharply reduce the chance that certain low-risk breast cancers will return.

Melissa Zinovoy, right, and chief radiation therapist Beeban Natt

Feature

From Employee to Patient: I Worked at MSK and Then Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Find out what it’s like to undergo cancer treatment when you work at a cancer hospital like Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Laura Ostrowsky sitting at desk