On Cancer

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Whole-Person Healing: Celebrating 20 Years of Integrative Medicine at MSK

Learn about the evolution of the Integrative Medicine Service (IMS) at Memorial Sloan Kettering, which was founded in 1999.

Two women doing yoga together


Peering at Biological Molecules: A Conversation with Structural Biology Chair Christopher Lima

Seeing Biological Molecules at the Atomic Level: At Work with Christopher Lima, Structural Biology Chair.

Structural biologist Christopher Lima

In the Lab

The Obesity Paradox: Study Suggests Fat Near Kidney Tumors Plays Critical Role in Treatment Response

MSK researchers discover a possible reason why people with kidney cancer respond better to treatments such as immunotherapy if they are obese.

Illustration of blue kidneys with large red cancer cells floating around them.


Winter Is Coming: How People with Cancer Can Prevent Slips and Falls

Learn why people with cancer are prone to falls and how to stay safe this winter.

Snow boots


6 Key Questions to Ask When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Cancer

Learn what to ask your doctor when you are first diagnosed with cancer, according to an expert at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Matthew Matasar, medical director at MSK Bergen, smiles while talking with a colleague.

In the News

10 Remarkable Basic Science Breakthroughs from 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, take a moment to reflect on the science stories that made the year one to remember.

a design of colored lines and dots

In the Lab

Neuroblastoma May Result from DNA Circles Wreaking Havoc on the Genome

Mysterious circular DNA may contribute to neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers.

Enlarged image of neuroblastoma cell with stains.

In the News

Updates from SABCS 2019: Detection and Screening, Immunotherapy Advances, and Therapy Resistance

About two dozen MSK physicians and researchers shared their work at the world’s leading breast cancer conference, held annually in San Antonio.

A presentation stage at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

In the News

Year in Review: 10 Important Clinical Research Discoveries in 2019

As we approach the end of 2019, learn about some of the biggest advances in clinical research made this year at MSK.

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Eileen O’Reilly

In the Clinic

Targeted Drug Shows Promise Against HER2-Positive Breast Cancer That Stops Responding to Other Drugs

MSK medical oncologist Shanu Modi is the lead author of a new paper detailing the results from a phase II trial of a breast cancer drug called trastuzumab deruxtecan or DS-8201a. Results from this study were also presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Illustration of breast cancer cell