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In the News

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

We love our smartphones, but could they be harming our health? An MSK expert weighs in.

An illustration of a man holding a cell phone

In the Clinic

Power and Precision: Proton Therapy Can Target Brain and Spine Tumors with Fewer Side Effects

Learn how MSK doctors are using proton therapy to treat tumors of the brain and spinal cord.

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How I Used Photography to Get Through Breast Cancer Treatment: Anna’s Story

Meet Anna, who underwent care for breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering and documented the experience in photos.

Asha blowing bubbles at last treatment

In the Clinic

Giving Drugs before Surgery Lowers the Risk of Prostate Cancer Returning

Giving a two-drug combination before prostate cancer surgery appears to reduce the chance that some high-risk forms of the disease will come back.

Memorial Sloan Kettering prostate cancer surgeon James Eastham with colleague.

Finding

One Patient’s Exceptional Response Leads to a Surprising Discovery about Immunotherapy

MSK researchers learn that some cancers may respond to checkpoint inhibitor drugs because of changes called gene fusions.

Drawing of one human figure set apart from a group of others.

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What’s in Your Fridge, Doc? The Real-Life Diet of an Expert on Nutrition and Cancer

Learn about the real-life diet of a top cancer expert and how good nutrition can help reduce the risk of the disease.

Medical oncologist Neil Iyengar

Q & A

How MSK Is Reducing Inequality in Cancer Care in Harlem and Beyond

Medical Director Lewis Kampel discusses the mission and goals of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care.

Lewis Kampel speaks to a staff member

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Christina’s Story: Why I Donated Stem Cells to Someone I’ve Never Met

An MSK project manager shares her experiences as a stem cell donor.

Marcel van den Brink, Christina Muggeo, Mary Muggeo (Christina's mom), Bob Muggeo (Christina's dad), and James Kirkland (DKMS Content Strategist)

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6 Reasons to Quit Smoking if You Have Cancer

Learn from MSK experts about how to quit smoking if you have cancer. It starts with having honest conversations about smoking and nicotine addiction.

Cartoon of a hand offering cigarettes and another hand declining them.