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Q&A

A Talk with Chau Dang, Chief of the Medical Oncology Service at MSK’s West Harrison Outpatient Center

We spoke with medical oncologist Chau Dang about her role as Chief of MSK’s newest suburban outpatient treatment center in West Harrison, New York.

Pictured: Chau Dang

Video

Liver Cancer Experts Discuss Advances in Managing Complicated Cases

Watch our liver cancer experts discuss the latest in screening, diagnosis, treatment, and research.

Pictured: Karen Brown & Ghassan Abou-Alfa

Q & A

Diagnostic Radiologist Carol Lee Gives More Insights into Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk

In this follow-up Q&A, diagnostic radiologist Carol Lee addresses readers’ questions on dense breast tissue and clarifies what breast density could mean for you.

In the Lab

Researchers Find Clues to How Breast Cancer Can Infiltrate the Brain

A new study sheds light on what enables breast cancer cells to spread to the brain and presents a potential target for drugs.

Pictured: Johanna Joyce

Survivorship

MSK Helps Patients Manage Health After Cancer Treatment

The end of cancer treatment is a time of transition. For many patients, survivorship care plans ease the move into post-treatment life.

Pictured: Zana Correa

Q&A

Meet Thoracic Surgeon David Jones

David Jones, Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Service, talks about what makes MSK thoracic surgeons special and where he believes the future of treatment for cancers of the lung and esophagus is headed.

pictured: David Jones

In the Lab

Tumor DNA in Bloodstream May Yield New Cancer Insights

Experimental pathologist Jorge Reis-Filho explains how tumor DNA obtained from the blood could lead to noninvasive — yet highly sensitive — ways of detecting and monitoring cancer in the body.

In the Lab

A New Mouse? Genetically Pliable Stem Cells Could Advance Research on Many Diseases

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have developed a powerful new way to study human disease using stem cells whose genomes can be manipulated at will.

Lab mouse with cultured human pluripotent stem cells

In the Lab

Gene Mutation Linked to Aggressive Form of Sarcoma Affecting Children and Young Adults

A newly discovered gene mutation appears to be the driving force behind a particularly aggressive form of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer of the skeletal muscle.

Pictured: Marc Ladanyi

Q&A

Should the Elderly Consider Colon Cancer Screening?

Memorial Sloan Kettering investigator Ann Zauber answers questions about the risks and benefits of colon cancer screening in the elderly.