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In the Clinic

Immunotherapy Combination Is Better than Chemotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

MSK’s Matthew Hellmann led an international, phase III trial looking at the combination of immunotherapy drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab.

MSK medical oncologist Matthew Hellmann


Immunotherapy Combination Offers a Better Chance at Longer Survival for Patients with Metastatic Kidney Cancer

Learn about how the immunotherapies ipilimumab (Yervoy®) and nivolumab (Opdivo®) could provide a new option for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

MSK medical oncologist Robert Motzer

In the Clinic

Bladder Cancer Surgery: A New Era of Reconstruction

MSK has expanded its bladder cancer surgery options with new robotic methods for constructing a substitute bladder.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Alvin Goh, an expert in robotic surgery.

Q & A

Reality Check: Study Examines Metastasis after Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast cancer expert Larry Norton says laboratory study in mice shouldn’t affect how people with breast cancer are treated.

Microscopic view of a breast cancer cell


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


What Is Your Microbiome? And Three Things That Could Change It

Discover what researchers are learning about the microbiome and the effects it may have on your health.


Q & A

The Science of Eating Well: MSK Research Focuses on Nutrition after a Stem Cell Transplant

Learn about how nutrition experts are helping people with cancer maintain a healthy diet both during and after treatment.

Man’s hands washing salad greens in a sink

In Brief

Gut Microbes Help Feed a Regrowing Immune System after Bone Marrow Transplant

A study conducted in mice suggests the value of healthy gut flora in people receiving a bone marrow transplant.

side-by-side bone marrow slides showing different levels of immune cell growth

In the Clinic

Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

An immunotherapy drug might be an effective initial treatment for people with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

Dermatologist examining skin on the face of older man.

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