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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

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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

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Rays of Hope: Radiation Technique Controls Inoperable Liver Tumors

Learn how a new treatment approach using high-dose radiation has given hope to people with inoperable tumors.

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Christopher Crane speaks with a patient.

Q & A

John McCain and Glioblastoma: A Conversation about Brain Cancer with Neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar

Learn from neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar about the standard treatment for glioblastoma, which involves surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

neurosurgeon and a stem cell biologist Viviane Tabar

In the Clinic

The Last Frontier in Cancer Care: Treating Disease When It Spreads to the Brain

MSK doctors and scientists are leading the charge to find new and innovative ways to treat metastatic brain cancer.

Viviane Tabar in a white coat at a desk with a computer screen in the background

In the Clinic

What Is Metastatic Cancer? Answers to Six Common Questions

Learn about MSK’s approach to treating cancer that has spread from the original tumor to other parts of the body.

A color image of a liver with metastatic tumors

In the Clinic

Reduced Radiation Dose for Neuroblastoma Could Spare Children from Complications Later

Learn how MSK doctors are exploring the use of less radiation in neuroblastoma treatment so children can avoid side effects.

MSK radiation oncologist and neuroblastoma expert Suzanne Wolden with a patient

In the Clinic

Low-Dose Radiation a Possible “Game Changer” for Treating HPV-Positive Throat Cancer

An MSK study has shown that HPV-related head and neck cancer can be treated with a sharply reduced radiation dose to prevent side effects.

Female physician in white coat sitting at screen that shows medical image.

In the Clinic

GPS-Type Radiation System Allows Pinpoint Targeting of Lung Cancer

A GPS-type system using tiny markers as beacons is helping make radiation treatment for lung cancer safer and more precise.

Doctor in white coat standing next to treatment table with patient lying on her back underneath radiation devices.

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Shorter, Safer, Smarter: How MSK Enhances Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

MSK leads the way in optimizing radiation treatment for breast cancer patients.

Female doctor in white coat examining patient with stethoscope.