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In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells


Don’t Let Depression Decide for You

People with cancer who are depressed can have difficulty making appropriate treatment decisions. MSK psychiatrist Mary Jane Massie discusses the problem and what can be done to help.

Depressed Woman


Watch a Video of Our Physician-in-Chief for an Upcoming Ken Burns Film

MSK Physician-in-Chief José Baselga discusses the amazing progress that has been made in fighting cancer.

Pictured: José Baselga

In the News

Obesity Could Soon Be the Leading Preventable Cause of Cancer in the United States

Experts warn that the nation’s weight problem could significantly raise cancer risk — and awareness of the link between the two is lacking.

Pictured: Clifford Hudis


How to Keep Your Pearly Whites in Top Shape during and after Cancer Treatment

MSK dentist Sae Hee Kim discusses how cancer treatment can affect the teeth and gums and offers tips on how people with cancer can care for them.

Dentist Sae Hee Kim

In the Clinic

MSK Plays Critical Role in FDA Approval of New Melanoma Drug

A new treatment for advanced melanoma is the latest promising advance in immunotherapy tested in large part by our scientists.

Sandra D’Angelo and Jedd Wolchok

In the Lab

Five Fascinating Approaches to Cancer Science

From tropical plants and 3-D snapshots of worms to tiny particles that light up tumors, here’s a glimpse at some of the fascinating work MSK researchers pursued in 2014 as part of our quest to advance cancer science.

Stained pathology slides of a patient’s tumor (right) and of an organoid made from that tumor (left).

Slide Show

Good Dog: Our Caring Canines Bring a Dose of Cheer Year-Round

The loving pets in our therapy dog program offer comfort to patients and their families.

Pictured: Cooper


At the End of Life, the Holidays Can Be a Time for Meaningful Moments

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for people who are terminally ill and their loved ones. Yet there are ways to work with the experience to derive joy and meaning in the midst of fear or sadness.

Holiday candle


Team Spirit: A Glimpse Inside a Disease Management Meeting

Our top cancer specialists come together to consult on complex cases at weekly Disease Management Team meetings.

Pictured: Peter Kingham