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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

In the News

Advances in Multiple Myeloma, Lymphoma, and Histiocytosis among Results Presented at 2017 ASH Meeting

The 2017 American Society of Hematology meeting featured news on promising advances in the treatment of blood cancers.

A crowd at the meeting of the American Society for Hematology

Q & A

Definitive Proof that Dose-Dense Chemotherapy Is Safe and Effective for Breast Cancer

Dose-dense chemotherapy calls for less time between doses compared with a standard treatment plan.

medical oncologist Larry Norton

Feature

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

In the Lab

Why Do Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Work for Only Some People with Cancer?

Learn about why checkpoint inhibitors, a class of immunotherapy drugs, 
is paying off — but only for some patients.

MSK physician­scientist Luis Diaz

In the Lab

Stem Cell Research Probes Why a Breast Cancer Treatment Sometimes Damages the Heart

Investigators are looking at how and why the breast cancer drug trastuzumab sometimes causes long-lasting and potentially serious cardiac side effects.

Stem cells induced to become cardiomyocytes

In the Clinic

Reduced Radiation Dose for Neuroblastoma Could Spare Children from Complications Later

Learn how MSK doctors are exploring the use of less radiation in neuroblastoma treatment so children can avoid side effects.

MSK radiation oncologist and neuroblastoma expert Suzanne Wolden with a patient

In the Clinic

Low-Dose Radiation a Possible “Game Changer” for Treating HPV-Positive Throat Cancer

An MSK study has shown that HPV-related head and neck cancer can be treated with a sharply reduced radiation dose to prevent side effects.

Female physician in white coat sitting at screen that shows medical image.

In the Clinic

Light-Activated Drug Destroys Small Prostate Cancers with Fewer Side Effects

A novel treatment for prostate cancer involves a light-sensitive drug that destroys small tumors and the blood vessels that feed them.

A hand holding a thin optical fiber giving off a red light.