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Q & A

Why Are More Young Adults Getting Cancer? Obesity May Be to Blame

Cancer among younger Americans is on the rise, and much of it is linked to obesity. An MSK expert on diet and cancer explains what’s behind this disturbing new trend.

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Feature

5 Surprising Facts about Melanoma

Expand your knowledge of melanoma with these surprising facts.

Dermatologist Ashfaq Marghoob

Q & A

Steering Cancer Cells Back to Normal: 8 Questions with Kristian Helin

Learn about Kristian Helin, the new Chair of the Cell Biology Program at the Sloan Kettering Institute and Director of the Center for Epigenetics Research at MSK.

Kristian Helin in his laboratory

Feature

How Do Immune Cells Kill Their Prey?

When an immune cell faces a foe, it has more than chemical weapons at its disposal.

An illustration of an immune cell killing a cancer cell, and a snake attacking a mouse

Q & A

Why Do Germs Become Resistant to Antibiotics? An MSK Program Is Focused on Avoiding this Problem

Learn how MSK’s Antibiotic Management Program is leading the way in ensuring that antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are used responsibly.

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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.

In The Lab

Scientists Home In On “Equation” for Muscle Cell Size

A new study in flies reveals a previously unknown type of cooperation at work in muscle cells.

Mutlinucleated muscle cells from flies

Q & A

CT vs MRI: What’s the Difference? And How Do Doctors Choose Which Imaging Method to Use?

Learn the difference between CT and MRI and how doctors use these imaging techniques to diagnose and stage cancer.

Two health care providers standing over a patient on a CT bed

Q & A

What Every Person with Cancer Should Know about the 2019 Measles Outbreak

Find out what you need know about measles if you are undergoing cancer treatment.

woman talking with her doctor