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Support

When Breath Becomes Air: Dr. Lucy Kalanithi Reflects on How Cancer Changed Her Family’s Life

Read a Q & A with Lucy Kalanithi, the widow of Paul Kalanithi, who wrote When Breath Becomes Air.

Lucy Kalanithi gestures while speaking. Physicians in white lab coats look on.

Feature

Will New Restrictions on Opioid Drugs Affect People with Cancer?

Patient hand giving prescription slip to pharmacist’s hand.

Feature

6 Myths about Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is among the most commonly prescribed, and commonly misunderstood, cancer treatments. It’s time to revise what you thought you knew.

Woman preparing for chemotherapy with nurse and caregiver at Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester

In the Lab

Scientists Find Promising Target for Better Pain Drugs

Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists have discovered how new analgesic medications work without the downsides of traditional opioid painkillers.

Four scrabble tiles spelling out pain surrounded by numerous white pills (round and oblong) representing painkillers.

Ask the Expert

Will I become addicted to the pain medications I may need during my cancer treatment?

Memorial Sloan Kettering physician Natalie Moryl discusses pain medications in cancer treatment and why patients should not avoid them due to fears of addiction.

Pictured: Natalie Moryl (Khojainova), MD

Honor

Neurologist Kathleen Foley Awarded American Cancer Society Medal of Honor

Neurologist Kathleen Foley has received the American Cancer Society’s highest honor for her work in the field of palliative care for cancer patients.

Pictured: Kathleen Foley

In the Clinic

Clinical Trials Analysis Finds Acupuncture Effective for Treating Chronic Pain

In the most rigorous analysis of its kind to date, Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers find acupuncture to be an effective therapy for several types of pain.

In the Lab

Findings Could Lead to the Development of a New Painkiller

Scientists have generated a compound that could potentially be used to create a new type of pain medication that may prevent the side effects of currently available painkillers.

Pictured: Structural formula of IBNtxA