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In the Clinic

What’s the Best Way to Screen for Breast Cancer? Abbreviated MRI Beats 3-D Mammography, but Research Is Ongoing

Experts at MSK are exploring more-advanced screening techniques with the goal of detecting breast cancer earlier.

A woman receives a mammogram, and two technicians help her.

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A Decade of Progress in Cancer Care, and What’s Next

Advances in diagnosis and treatment, especially those made over the past ten years, have played a significant role in the decline in cancer deaths. Learn about those advances — and what to expect in the next ten years.

A female nurse talks with a female patient, who is sitting in an exam chair

Support

MSK Program Keeps a Close Watch on Long-Term Lung Cancer Survivors

An MSK program helps lung cancer survivors stay healthy following successful treatment for their disease.

Cartoon illustration of lung with tiny medical figures tending to it.

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Who Should Be Tested for a BRCA Mutation? The Science Is Evolving

Though questions remain about how best to use genetic testing for cancer, the trend is toward more inclusive criteria.

a DNA collection tube

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

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3 Cancer Genes You've Never Heard Of

While BRCA genes garner most of the public's attention, they're not the only cancer-predisposition genes doctors test for.

Colorful representation of DNA sequence

In the Clinic

For MSK’s Gynecologic Oncologists, Uncommon Cancers Aren’t Always Rare

Learn about MSK’s expertise in treating vulvar and vaginal cancers, uterine sarcoma, uncommon ovarian cancers, and gestational trophoblastic disease.

Surgeon Mario Leitao in the operating room

In the Clinic

5 Myths about Ovarian Cancer

Dennis Chi debunks some common myths that he has heard about ovarian cancer.

Gynecologic surgeon Dennis Chi

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How to Stop the Fear of Cancer in Its Tracks

Discover ways to manage the fear around developing cancer.

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In the Clinic

Study Asks: Are Women Missing Out on BRCA Testing?

Results from a study of women with breast and ovarian cancer show surprisingly low rates of genetic testing.

doctor and patient