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Q & A

Sharing Patients’ Suffering: An Oncologist on Delivering a Darkened Prognosis

As an MSK medical oncologist who cares for women with gynecologic cancers, Martee Hensley must find ways to deliver difficult news, as well as good news, to patients.

Martee Hensley

In the Clinic

New Tool Makes It Easier for Patients in Clinical Trials to Report Side Effects

Investigators have been searching for new ways to enable patients to report symptoms they experience during research trials, and to allow researchers to scientifically evaluate those issues.

In the Clinic

Hyperpolarized MRI: A New Tool to Assess Treatment Response within Days

MSK researchers are evaluating a powerful new tool called hyperpolarized MRI, which could allow doctors to get a read on a tumor’s response to treatment quickly.

Hyperpolarized MRI

In the Lab

Therapies that Target mTOR May Enable Some Cancer Cells to Grow

Research into the mTOR pathway is beginning to to explain why some targeted therapies don’t work as well as expected against certain types of cancer.

Cancer biologist Wilhelm Palm

Q & A

Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Active Surveillance May Be the Best Choice

A new MSK program allows most patients with papillary thyroid cancer to avoid surgery by closely monitoring tumor growth.

Female doctor examining woman’s thyroid area (throat).


Sloan Kettering Institute Marks 70 Years of Changing Cancer

The research arm of Memorial Sloan Kettering was established to apply industrial techniques to the study of cancer.

In the Clinic

The Truth behind Three Natural Cancer “Cures”

The wide variety of claims about alternative “cures” for cancer can be quite convincing. Find out what science has to say about these alleged treatments.

A small pile of cannabis leaves is surrounded by several medicine droppers.

In the Clinic

Clinical Trial Shows Promise of “Basket Studies” for Cancer Drugs

An international clinical trial demonstrates that a drug focused on a single genetic mutation can be effective across multiple cancer types.

Graphic image. On the left side, six groups of human icons, each representing different type of cancer, some in each group with a white dot in middle of body. On the right side, image of basket filled with human icons containing white dots.

In the Lab

New Chemical Biology Program Brings Power of Chemistry to Biomedical Research

A new Sloan Kettering Institute program will enhance the use of chemical principles to investigate biological processes.

Test tubes and glass vials and beakers sit on a desk in a laboratory.

In the Lab

The Shape of Things to Come

Three-dimensional printing is showing promise for the development of many tools to help cancer patients.