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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.

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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.

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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.

Woman on phone

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

Feature

5 Surprising Facts about Melanoma

Expand your knowledge of melanoma with these surprising facts.

Dermatologist Ashfaq Marghoob

Ask the Expert

4 Things African American Men Should Know about Prostate Cancer

Learn why African American men should be especially mindful of prostate cancer risk.

Black male conferring with female doctor in scrubs.

Q & A

How MSK Is Reducing Inequality in Cancer Care in Harlem and Beyond

Medical Director Lewis Kampel discusses the mission and goals of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care.

Lewis Kampel speaks to a staff member