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Feature

What You Should Know about Five Common Cancers

Even the most common cancers have aspects that are not fully grasped by the public.

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Q & A

Helping Doctors "Do No Harm" by Addressing Medical Test Overuse

Learn how MSK is clarifying how unnecessary medical tests can harm a patient's well-being.

MSK internal medicine specialist Deborah Korenstein

In the Clinic

Can Yoga or Acupuncture Help Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy? Research Seeks an Answer

Researchers are looking for better tools to determine what works and what doesn’t in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

Ting Bao performs acupuncture on people undergoing cancer treatment

In the Lab

The Immune System Can Fight Cancer. So Why Doesn’t It?

New research from scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute helps explain how growing tumors escape our immune defenses.

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In the Lab

Researchers Identify Why Women May Develop Resistance to a New Class of Breast Cancer Drugs

Clues emerge about why promising new breast cancer drugs sometimes don’t work — and what might be done about it.

Image of dividing breast cancer cells taken with electron microscope.

Feature

How Do Cigarettes Cause Cancer?

Everyone knows that cigarettes cause cancer. But what do we know about how they do it?

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In The Clinic

Sessions at Annual Breast Cancer Conference Focus on Prevention and Treatment of Lymphedema

Experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering presented some of the latest research on this challenging complication of many cancer surgeries.

Andrea Barrio (right) and fellow Shirin Muhsen focus on surgery for breast cancer.

Roundup

Advances in Myeloma, Lymphoma, and Bone Marrow Transplant Announced at the 2018 ASH Meeting

Learn more about the work of MSK researchers being presented at the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Hematology.

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Finding

Gut Microbes May Protect People Having Bone Marrow Transplants

For the first time, researchers have found an association between the makeup of the microorganisms in the body before a bone marrow transplant and a patient’s survival afterward.

Jonathan Peled speaks during a press conference

Q & A

Witness to an Epidemic: Kent Sepkowitz Remembers the Early Days of the AIDS Crisis

In honor of World AIDS Day, hear what it was like being a doctor on the front lines caring for people with a mysterious and devastating new illness.

MSK infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz