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Q & A

What Is Telemedicine and How Can It Help People with Cancer?

Meet Christian Otto, MSK’s Director of Teleoncology, who was most recently a senior scientist at NASA.

MSK’s Director of Teleoncology Christian Otto

Feature

The Man behind the Prize: How Paul Marks Shaped Modern Cancer Research

Recent advances in epigenetic and targeted therapies owe a lot to the foresight of former MSK President Paul Marks, who believed in the importance of basic research.

Former MSK president Paul Marks

Event

2017 MSK Convocation and Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Distinguished Scientists and Young Scholars

Degrees were presented and awards were given at the 38th annual ceremony held on May 18.

Graduates and speakers pose on a stage

Announcement

News from #AACR16: Precision Medicine Progress, Turbocharged CARs, and Turning Up the Heat against Cancer

At the 2016 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference, there were clear signs that cancer treatment is evolving from a slash-and-burn method to a more precisely targeted, intelligent approach.

José Baselga

Announcement

News from #AACR16: Targeted Therapy Breakthrough, Improved Survival in Melanoma, and Benefits of Gut Bugs

Long-awaited results of clinical trials testing targeted drugs and immunotherapy combinations were on offer at the annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference.

Dr. Joan Massagué, Sloan Kettering Institute Director received the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research and was named an AACR fellow at AACR16.

Advocacy

Out in Front: Scientists and Activists Call for Recognition of LGBT Cancer Risks

How does being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender affect your risk of getting cancer? Good question.

Doctor standing in front of a rainbow flag

Q & A

Sharing Patients’ Suffering: An Oncologist on Delivering a Darkened Prognosis

As an MSK medical oncologist who cares for women with gynecologic cancers, Martee Hensley must find ways to deliver difficult news, as well as good news, to patients.

Martee Hensley

Event

Life Lessons: MSK Celebrates Distinguished Scientists and Young Scholars

MSK’s Convocation and the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Commencement celebrate the achievements of young scientists.

Douglas Warner, Robert Weinberg, Craig Thompson

Learning Curve

Teaching Doctors to Think Like Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Comskil program helps doctors improve their communication skills — and their relationships with their patients.

Dermatologist Michael Marchetti speaks with a patient about treatment options for melanoma.

Event

A Sneak Preview of Our Annual “Major Trends” Seminar Live Webcast

Every year, MSK gives high school students and their teachers the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge biomedical research from our scientists.

A student asks a question at last year’s