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Q & A

In Good Hands: Meet Hand Sarcoma Surgeon Edward Athanasian

Edward Athanasian discusses the unique challenges of operating on sarcomas and other tumors in the hand.

Hand x ray

Q & A

Prostate Cancer Surgery: What You Should Know

Learn why surgery remains a very effective treatment for most prostate cancers.

Urology Service Chief James Eastham talks to a patient

In the Clinic

Bladder Cancer Surgery: A New Era of Reconstruction

MSK has expanded its bladder cancer surgery options with new robotic methods for constructing a substitute bladder.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Alvin Goh, an expert in robotic surgery.

Q&A

Q & A: MSK Leads the Way in Treating Head and Neck Cancers

Learn how MSK specialists treat head and neck cancers using the most innovative approaches.

Doctor in green surgical scrubs wearing glasses and cap looking at camera.

In the Clinic

Life Without an Organ: Patients Choose to Have Their Stomach Removed to Reduce Risk of Cancer

A rare form of stomach cancer caused by an inherited gene mutation can be avoided by having the stomach removed — and many people can adjust to life afterward.

Female doctor on right in white coat conferring with male patient on the left.

Feature

Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Hard to Treat?

Learn why pancreatic cancer has long foiled effective treatments — and why this could soon change.

Illustration of human body with pancreas exploded to side and magnified.

Feature

How Much Do You Know about Gynecologic Cancers? Take Our Quiz

In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, test your knowledge of women’s cancers.

Memorial Sloan Kettering gynecologic surgeon Ginger Gardner, who practices in Manhattan and West Harrison, New York

In the Clinic

Robot-Assisted Surgery at MSK Helps a Growing Number of Patients

MSK performs the highest number of robot-assisted surgeries in the United States, enabling more patients to have a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery.

A man standing with his wife and three sons.

In the Clinic

When Heartburn Signals Cancer Risk

Many people don’t know that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a potentially serious condition that — if left untreated — can ultimately lead to esophageal cancer.

Older man talking with a doctor about esophageal cancer.

In the Clinic

Five Innovations Helping MSK Transform Outpatient Cancer Surgery in 2016

The Josie Robertson Surgery Center will greatly enhance the way patients experience outpatient cancer surgery.

Two people in surgical scrubs stand in an operating room underneath large light panels and screens with medical information.