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Q&A

Immunotherapy Offers New Strategy for Treating Sarcoma

Some of the first clinical trials testing immunotherapy for the treatment of sarcoma are now under way at MSK. Here’s a snapshot of where the research stands.

Enlarged microscopic image of blue-green immune cells surrounding one blue cancer cell.

Perspective

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.

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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.

Doctor putting a band-aid on a girl's arm

In Memoriam

Remembering Jimmie Holland, a Founder of Psycho-Oncology

Dr. Holland was a tireless advocate for supporting the emotional and psychological needs of people with cancer. She also made huge strides in reducing the stigma surrounding the disease.

Jimmie Holland in early 1990s

In the Lab

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Protect Bone Marrow from Damage Caused by Radiation

Researchers are working on a novel method for addressing a common complication of cancer treatment — bone marrow suppression.

Cross sections of mouse femurs showing bone marrow after radiation and no drug (left) and after radiation plus drug (right).

Feature

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Cancer Caregivers

Read our tips for managing your responsibilities as a caregiver.

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Q & A

Building a Safer Opioid: MSK Research Seeks to Develop New Ways to Relieve Pain

Science could lead to a new type of opioid drug that blocks pain but has a lower potential for addiction or abuse.

MP1104 binding to the kappa opioid receptor

Feature

Tooling Up: New Technologies Drive Advances in Cancer Research and Treatment at MSK

MSK scientists and doctors have the most innovative tools at their disposal to make discoveries and develop better treatments.

Two researchers talking in the laboratory

Feature

4 Inspiring MSK Patients We Met This Year

Catch up with some of the patients we got to know in 2017.

Family of four posing on the boardwalk at the beach