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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

Feature

The New Age of Colorectal Cancer: People under 50

Doctors are troubled by a puzzling spike in colorectal cancer among people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. A new MSK effort aims to help them cope — and find out what’s going on.

MSK colorectal cancer patient Katie Rich with her familly

Feature

How MSK Is Making Surgery Less Scary for Kids

Learn about a hospital-wide program that empowers children before they undergo surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

MSK child-life therapist Maria Martin

Q & A

New Approach Might Prevent Ovarian Cancer by Targeting the Fallopian Tubes

Research suggests that most ovarian cancer starts in the fallopian tubes. This finding offers potential strategies for early detection and prevention.

Gynecologic surgeon Kara Long Roche in green scrubs with two team members

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

Perspective

Overcoming the Unexpected: Sarcoma Survivor Tells His Story

Carl Granum tells the story of his diagnosis and treatment for a desmoplastic small round cell tumor, a type of sarcoma that typically begins in the abdomen or pelvis.

Carl Granum in a blue suit

In the Clinic

3 Things to Know about Cervical Cancer

Learn from gynecologic surgeon Vance Broach about cervical cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Doctor putting a band-aid on a girl's arm

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

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 Clinic

Guiding Light: New Imaging Techniques Improve Head and Neck Cancer Surgeries

MSK head and neck surgeons are investigating novel imaging methods that enable them to detect and visualize cancer cells during an operation.

Surgeon in blue scrubs doing operation with two assisting.