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Reflecting on Illness with Cancer Immunologist Alan Houghton

In a video interview and a panel discussion held at MSK last week, an eminent scientist, his family, and colleagues reflected on the experience of illness.

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Understanding the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Researchers are studying the stigma associated with lung cancer to find ways to reduce people’s feelings of regret and hopelessness after diagnosis.

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Movember Fuels Conversations and Research into Men’s Health, Including Cancer

As a survivor of testicular cancer, MSK employee Greg Mason is giving back to the cancer community by helping to raise awareness for men’s health.

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Targeting Pancreatic Cancer: An Increased Focus on Developing New Clinical Trials

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat, but researchers are focused on developing treatments that are personalized based on each individual patient’s disease.

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Can a Tobacco Cessation Program Help You Quit Smoking?

MSK’s program provides assistance for those who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as those who want to reduce their cancer risk.

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Will New Restrictions on Opioid Drugs Affect People with Cancer?

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Life Without an Organ: Patients Choose to Have Their Stomach Removed to Reduce Risk of Cancer

A rare form of stomach cancer caused by an inherited gene mutation can be avoided by having the stomach removed — and many people can adjust to life afterward.

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Meet Jun Mao, MSK’s Chief of Integrative Medicine

Dr. Mao leads a team of integrative medicine specialists who offer complementary therapies such as massage and acupuncture to patients and caregivers.

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Communal Behavior within Cells Makes Cancers Easier to Target

Findings about proteins called molecular chaperones are shedding new light on possible approaches to cancer treatment.

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Giving Blood to Help People With Cancer: Tips from a First-Time Donor

Discover how easy it is to donate blood — and the real impact your donation makes.

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