On Cancer


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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


How to Talk about Cancer: Reflections on What Really Helps

When we talk about cancer, we often speak about “battling” or “fighting” it, writes psychiatrist William Breitbart. But a more useful mindset may focus less on combat and more on bravery, especially the courage to live, love, and care, despite the disease.

MSK psychiatrist William Breitbart speaking to a patient


Beyond the Surface: MSK’s Dental Service Aims to Make People Whole Again

A vital part of MSK's mission is to get patients back to feeling like themselves.

Man with glasses holding a dental prosthetic and tools in his hands.


Class of 2017 Honored at MSK’s 11th Annual Pediatric Convocation

See how students celebrated their high school graduation at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK pediatric convocation student Adell Cirrincione


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


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


Losing a Loved One to Cancer: How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Learn about how to cope with grief during the holidays from MSK Experts.

Orange candle burning


Will New Restrictions on Opioid Drugs Affect People with Cancer?

Patient hand giving prescription slip to pharmacist’s hand.


Guilt: A Lasting Side Effect for Cancer Survivors

Feelings of guilt are common after surviving cancer, but MSK offers many support services that can help patients feel better.

Lymphoblastic leukemia survivor speaking at Fabulous and Fighting event for cancer patients.