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In the Clinic

Liquid Biopsy Can Guide Treatment for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

By identifying mutations found in a person’s cancer, this blood test can help doctors tailor treatments to those most likely to benefit.

blood tube laying atop DNA sequence

Feature

Exporting Expertise: How MSK Is Helping to Improve Cancer Care and Research in Ghana

Learn about a new initiative led by MSK pediatric hematologic oncologist Tanya Trippett that aims to improve cancer care and research in Ghana.

Three men standing in an airport

In the Clinic

What’s the Best Way to Screen for Breast Cancer? Abbreviated MRI Beats 3-D Mammography, but Research Is Ongoing

Experts at MSK are exploring more-advanced screening techniques with the goal of detecting breast cancer earlier.

A woman receives a mammogram, and two technicians help her.

Q&A

Staying Heart-Healthy during and after Cancer Treatment

Learn how MSK works to keep people with cancer heart healthy.

Female doctor holds stethoscope to red toy heart

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A Decade of Progress in Cancer Care, and What’s Next

Advances in diagnosis and treatment, especially those made over the past ten years, have played a significant role in the decline in cancer deaths. Learn about those advances — and what to expect in the next ten years.

A female nurse talks with a female patient, who is sitting in an exam chair

Finding

Cancers Caused by HPV Respond Better to Treatment — a New Study Helps Explain Why

According to Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists, it has to do with what the virus does to a cell’s DNA repair machinery.

The human papillomavirus (HPV)

Finding

Unique Genetic Change Found in Rare Ovarian Tumor Could Spare Patients from Unnecessary Treatment

The research focused on sclerosing stromal tumor, a rare, benign ovarian tumor that is not cancer but can be misdiagnosed as cancer.

Investigators Lea Moukarzel, Kimberly Dessources, Britta Weigelt, and Sarah Kim in the lab.

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For People with a Rare Mouth Cancer, a Targeted Drug Can Be Lifesaving

The drug targets a protein called HER2 found on some salivary gland tumors.

Albert Kuchler discussing his treatment results with MSK oncologist Bob Li at a recent clinic visit.

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Meet Lisa DeAngelis, MSK's New Physician-in-Chief

Meet Lisa DeAngelis, MSK's new Physician-in-Chief. She discusses her upbringing, her early career at MSK, and her top priorities as physician-in-chief.

Lisa DeAngelis

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Creative Care: How Origami Can Help Heal

Meet Vanessa Tran, a nurse turned volunteer who uses art to support healing.

Vanessa Tran folding paper cranes