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Feature

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

Q & A

HPV Vaccine and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions

HPV-associated cancers are on the rise, but only about half of all adolescents in the United States have received the full series of shots. In this Q & A, Chrisann Kyi talks about why it's so important for young people to get vaccinated.

A nurse gives a girl a vaccination.

Feature

Birth Control and Cancer Risk: 6 Things You Should Know

Find out what an MSK gynecologist thinks you should know about birth control and cancer risk.

A woman considering birth control pills

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

5 Myths about Cancer-Related Early Menopause

Learn what to expect from early menopause.

Ask the Expert

Does Vitamin D Reduce the Risk of Getting Cancer?

Two MSK medical oncologists discuss the link between the "sunshine vitamin" and cancer.

Five people on the beach during a sunset

Roundup

Highlights from ASCO 2018: Immunotherapy for Endometrial Cancer, Benefits of Exercise, and Promising New Targeted Drugs

Couldn't make it to the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting this year? Read this summary of some main takeaways.

Crowded hall with ASCO signage

In the Clinic

Colonoscopy and Other Screening Methods for Colon and Rectal Cancer: What You Should Know

Learn about the different options for colorectal cancer screening and why MSK experts believe that screening is so important.

MSK gastroenterologists Emmy Ludwig, Robin Mendelsohn, and Hans Gerdes

Q & A

New Approach Might Prevent Ovarian Cancer by Targeting the Fallopian Tubes

Research suggests that most ovarian cancer starts in the fallopian tubes. This finding offers potential strategies for early detection and prevention.

Gynecologic surgeon Kara Long Roche in green scrubs with two team members

In the Clinic

New MSK Initiative Focuses on the Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer

Because cancer is more treatable when it’s caught early, MSK’s new Precision Interception and Prevention initiative focuses on early detection.

Illustration of a female doctor touching a strand of DNA