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In the Clinic

An Unlikely Treatment for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Prostate Cancer Drugs

Doctors are developing treatment strategies that target the androgen receptor, which is found in many triple-negative breast cancers.

A yellow molecular model of the androgen receptor on brown background

Support

The Unexpected Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Learn about some lesser-known side effects from cancer treatment including falling caused by peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, hormone and sexual changes, and short-term memory problems (chemo brain).

Patient on left in chemotherapy infusion chair talking to nurse

In the News

Breast Cancer Updates: Evaluating Prostate Cancer Drugs, Developing Better Predictive Tools, and Calculating Recurrence

Welcome sign at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

In the Clinic

What Is Metastatic Cancer? Answers to Six Common Questions

Learn about MSK’s approach to treating cancer that has spread from the original tumor to other parts of the body.

A color image of a liver with metastatic tumors

Q&A

What You Should Know about Metastatic Breast Cancer

Medical oncologist Chau Dang explains that patients living with metastatic breast cancer have more treatment options than ever before.

Chau Dang

Q&A

Liquid Biopsy Shows Promise for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new blood test may help doctors decide which treatment would be best for prostate cancer patients.

Microscopic image of stained cells, six blue and one red.

In the Clinic

Liquid Biopsy Shown to Be Effective in Assessing Response to Breast Cancer Drugs

Two studies show that a liquid biopsy, which analyzes tumor DNA in the blood, can reveal essential information about how breast cancers respond to therapies.

Hand in surgical glove holding up small beaker of blood.

In the Lab

Molecular Studies Explain Effectiveness of Longtime Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Laboratory studies have revealed an explanation for why androgen-deprivation therapy makes radiation therapy more effective in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer.

Pictured: Charles L. Sawyers, William Polkinghorn & Simon Powell

In the Lab

Researchers Identify Mutations that Cause Some Breast Cancers to Resist Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have found genetic mutations that cause some breast cancers to develop resistance to hormone therapy.

Pictured: Sarat Chandarlapaty

Q&A

Breast Cancer Specialist Clifford Hudis Discusses Potential Benefits of Extended Tamoxifen Therapy

New, potentially practice-changing research sheds light on the long-term benefits of estrogen-blocking tamoxifen therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer whose disease is estrogen-receptor positive.

Pictured: Clifford Hudis