On Cancer


27 Blog posts found

Q & A

Certain Birth Defects May Raise Risk of Childhood Cancers

Find out what parents should know about a new study linking birth defects and cancer risk.

child with cancer looking up

Q & A

What Is Telemedicine and How Can It Help People with Cancer?

Meet Christian Otto, MSK’s Director of Teleoncology, who was most recently a senior scientist at NASA.

MSK’s Director of Teleoncology Christian Otto

In the Clinic

MSK Study Bolsters Use of Active Surveillance for Papillary Thyroid Cancer

New findings support the use of active surveillance rather than surgery for papillary thyroid cancer.

Doctor Michael Tuttle in white coat examining female patient.


Signs of Depression Associated with Physical Health Decline among Cancer Caregivers

Learn how depression and caregiver health are linked.

Female caregiver helping older man with groceries

In the Clinic

Online Symptom-Monitoring Tool Improves Survival for Those Undergoing Chemotherapy for Metastatic Cancer

A study presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that an online tool to monitor patients’ symptoms improved overall survival.

Ethan Basch

In the Clinic

#ASCO17: Two Studies Link Healthy Habits to Increased Colon Cancer Survival

People who maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer are more likely to have a favorable outcome after treatment.

Various kinds of nuts


Childhood Cancer Survivors Found to Have Inherited Mutations Increasing Risk of the Disease

MSK geneticist and pediatric oncologist Michael Walsh discusses new findings on inherited mutations in pediatric cancer survivors.

MSK geneticist and pediatric oncologist Michael Walsh


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.


Study Highlights Workplace Difficulties Some Women Face During Cancer Treatment

Discover the role of the work environment in the life and career of an employee with cancer.

Woman giving presentation at work

In the Clinic

Study Findings Could Help Women Make Decisions about Breast Cancer Surgery

Women who have reconstructive surgery after mastectomy and radiation for breast cancer are usually more satisfied with the results when their own tissue is used instead of implants.

Surgeon in scrubs operating on patient.