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Three Things People with Diabetes Should Know about Pancreatic Cancer Risk

People with diabetes can face an elevated risk of pancreatic cancer. Two MSK specialists discuss the relationship between diabetes and cancer, put the risk in perspective, and discuss how to manage it.

Doctor pricks finger of patient with diabetes

In The Clinic

New Framework for Categorizing Inherited Cancer Genes Will Have Wide-Ranging Impact

MSK clinical geneticist discusses new guidelines for determining which genetic changes suggest an increased cancer risk.

Illustration of DNA gel overlaid with silhouettes of people

Q & A

What Women Should Know about Breast Density and Cancer Risk

In this Q&A, MSK radiologist Sandra Brennan discusses what is known about the link between breast density and cancer risk.

Sandra Brennan with a patient

Finding

Adding Low-Dose Radiation Could Make CAR T Therapy More Effective, Study Finds

The treatment combination appears to boost chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells’ ability to kill cancer cells in solid tumors.

Blue cancer cell with a target on it

Q & A

Why I Run Marathons for Cancer Research: One Physician-Scientist Shares His Story

Learn about Marcel van den Brink, Head of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies, who has run over a dozen marathons to raise money for cancer research at MSK.

Physician-scientist Marcel van den Brink running the 2008 New York City marathon

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

In the Clinic

New Study Shows Immunotherapy and Chemo Combination Extends Survival for People with Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancer

MSK experts comment on a new international study that looked at combination therapy for triple-negative breast cancer.

Elizabeth Comen with a patient

Q&A

What’s Behind the Rise in Liver Cancer Deaths — and What Can Be Done About It?

Find out what’s contributing to a marked increase in the death rate for liver cancer.

Illustration of liver inside human torso with other organs (intestines) also visible.

Feature

Improving the Lives of People with Brain Cancer, Thanks to a New Model for Treatment

Learn more about the Neurology Multidisciplinary Care Clinic, which aims to help people with brain cancer and offer hope for their families.

Gayle Rawlins-Peters and Anastasia Zankow

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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