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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.

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In the Clinic

3 Things to Know about Cervical Cancer

Learn from gynecologic surgeon Vance Broach about cervical cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Finding

Making an IMPACT: MSK’s Gene-Sequencing Test Reveals New Findings about Hereditary Cancer Risk

An analysis of germline DNA in people with advanced cancer finds that inherited mutations may be more common than expected in this group.

Kenneth Offit and Vijai Joseph

In the Clinic

Does an Aspirin a Day Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

MSK gastroenterologist Robin Mendelsohn weighs in on the possible benefits and drawbacks of using aspirin to reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer.

Feature

MSK Expert Weighs In on New Study Showing Rising Rates of Colorectal Cancer in Young People

Learn more from Andrea Cercek about a new study showing that colorectal cancer rates are increasing in younger people.

Andrea Cercek, a medical oncologist in MSK’s Gastrointestinal Service, speaking to a patient.

Q&A

The Skinny on Fat and Cancer Risk

Scientists are learning how obesity — having too much body fat — increases your chance of developing cancer.

Medical oncologist Neil Iyengar

Feature

White Wine and Melanoma: Does Drinking Alcohol Increase Your Cancer Risk?

Hear from our experts about a new study linking alcohol consumption and melanoma risk.

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Q&A

No Sugar, No Cancer? A Look at the Evidence

A lot has been written about the relationship between sugar and cancer. Most of it is wrong.

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Feature

Movember Fuels Conversations and Research into Men’s Health, Including Cancer

As a survivor of testicular cancer, MSK employee Greg Mason is giving back to the cancer community by helping to raise awareness for men’s health.

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Support

Can a Tobacco Cessation Program Help You Quit Smoking?

MSK’s program provides assistance for those who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as those who want to reduce their cancer risk.

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