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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

Feature

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

In the Clinic

Taking on Mantle Cell Lymphoma: MSK Leads Research into New Treatments

Learn about novel therapies emerging for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma.

MSK medical oncologist Anita Kumar

Finding

Study Suggests More People with Kidney Cancer Should Be Screened for Hereditary Cancer Genes

Researchers have found that more than 20% of people with a type of cancer called advanced non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma have disease that is driven by inherited cancer mutations.

Papillary renal cell carcinoma under the microscope

Feature

Five Things to Know If You've Been Diagnosed with Skin Cancer on Your Face

Dermatologic surgeon Erica Lee offers expert advice to people with skin cancer on their nose, eyelid, or another area of their face.

Woman examining her face for signs of cancer

Finding

Research Advances the Genetic Understanding of Pineoblastoma, a Rare Brain Cancer

The findings will lead to more accurate diagnoses and, potentially, to better treatments.

CT scans of brains

In the Clinic

A Family Discovers an Unexpected Cancer Risk in Their Genes

Two brothers discuss their surprise at being diagnosed with Lynch syndrome.

MSK surgeon José Guillem and patient Elliot Katz

Finding

Double Jeopardy: Gene-Sequencing Test Uncovers New Clues about a Defect Seen in Many Tumors

MSK researchers have found that a genetic state in tumors called whole-genome doubling is connected with worse outcomes for people with cancer.

MSK computational biologist Barry Taylor

Feature

When Is a Headache a Symptom of a Brain Tumor?

Find out when to consult a doctor for a bad headache.

Woman wincing in pain