On Cancer


36 Blog posts found

In the Clinic

The Last Frontier in Cancer Care: Treating Disease When It Spreads to the Brain

MSK doctors and scientists are leading the charge to find new and innovative ways to treat metastatic brain cancer.

Viviane Tabar in a white coat at a desk with a computer screen in the background

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

GPS-Type Radiation System Allows Pinpoint Targeting of Lung Cancer

A GPS-type system using tiny markers as beacons is helping make radiation treatment for lung cancer safer and more precise.

Doctor in white coat standing next to treatment table with patient lying on her back underneath radiation devices.


Shorter, Safer, Smarter: How MSK Enhances Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

MSK leads the way in optimizing radiation treatment for breast cancer patients.

Female doctor in white coat examining patient with stethoscope.


What Every Man Should Know about Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

It can be hard to understand all the various radiation therapy options for prostate cancer. Here, we explain.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Radiation Oncology Vice Chair Michael Zelefsky


Zap! How X-Rays Became a Targeted Weapon against Cancer

Discover what Memorial Sloan Kettering contributed to the science and medicine of x-rays.

William Coley administers radiation to a patient with one of the first x-ray machines.


Hot Times in “Radium Hospital”: The History of Radium Therapy at MSK

Learn why MSK was once nicknamed “Radium Hospital” and what it meant for cancer treatment.

Man working at radon gas capture apparatus at Memorial Hospital.


Meet the MSK Oncologist on a Quest to Cure Hodgkin Lymphoma with Fewer Long-Term Side Effects

MSK medical oncologist David Straus is looking for less-intensive treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer most commonly found in young adults.

Young man receiving chemotherapy.