On Cancer


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Visible Ink Performance Celebrates Writings of MSK Patients and Survivors

Visible Ink, a writing program for MSK patients that pairs them with professional mentors, held its tenth anniversary live performance.

Dancers on stage with a woman in the middle reading


How Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Dance Therapy Help People with Cancer

Meet three creative arts therapists at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK dance and movement therapist Jenn Whitley with a pediatric patient

Q & A

Nutrition and Cancer: 6 Frequently Asked Questions

Nutrition plays an important role in the lives of those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Learn about how treatment can affect what you eat.

Person cooking food in a pan


Sleepless in Cancerland: 3 Methods for Battling Insomnia as a Cancer Patient and Survivor

Learn how people with cancer can reduce insomnia during and after treatment.

Alarm clock in foreground with person (out of focus) in bed in the background.

Q & A

Breast Cancer Treatment and the Risk of Heart Disease: What to Know

The American Heart Association recently issued a statement about the risk of cardiovascular disease for women with breast cancer.

3D illustration of a heart


Overcoming the Unexpected: Sarcoma Survivor Tells His Story

Carl Granum tells the story of his diagnosis and treatment for a desmoplastic small round cell tumor, a type of sarcoma that typically begins in the abdomen or pelvis.

Carl Granum in a blue suit

At Work

Helping Young People Plan for a Family after Cancer

Learn how MSK nurse practitioner Mindy Jaffe guides children and young adults with cancer and their families through their reproductive options.

Woman sitting at her desk explaining something to someone off camera

Q & A

Study Uncovers Genetic Reasons Why Some People Respond to Immunotherapy Better than Others

Immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors have been a game changer for some people with cancer. But for most patients, these drugs have been disappointing. Researchers are trying to figure out why.

Model of a T cell receptor and an HLA-A white blood cell antigen bound to part of a virus


The Art of Listening: Using Patient Feedback to Improve Cancer Care

Why asking our patients how they’re doing, and listening to what they have to say, teaches us how to care for them.

Vincent Laudone, Chief of Surgery at the Josie Robertson Surgery Center