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In the Community

Giving Supplies a Second Life, and Making an Environmental Impact in the Process

Memorial Sloan Kettering “green” committees focus on waste reduction and energy efficiency throughout the institution while donating useful supplies to New York–area nonprofits.

Q&A

MSK Helps Breast Cancer Patients Manage Weight During Treatment

New findings reveal a link between obesity and death from breast cancer. Memorial Sloan Kettering clinical nutritionist Cara Anselmo talks about the issue and offers tips on maintaining a healthy weight when coping with breast cancer.

Pictured: Cara Anselmo

Event

Olympic Gold Medalist and Cancer Survivor Shannon Miller Addresses Memorial Sloan Kettering Celebration

Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller was diagnosed with germ cell ovarian cancer, a very rare disease, in 2011 and treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Learn more about her inspiring story.

Decoder

What Is Tumor Heterogeneity?

Understanding tumor heterogeneity may be the next big quest in cancer science, as differences between cells within a tumor can have important consequences for how cancers are diagnosed and treated.

Pictured: Gum ball machines

Q&A

Recognizing and Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue

Psychiatrist William Breitbart answers questions about coping with the debilitating exhaustion that can result from cancer treatment.

Pictured: William Breitbart

In the Clinic

How Our New Particle Accelerator Will Make Cancer Imaging and Treatment More Precise

The launch of a 20-ton instrument and a facility for producing radioactive imaging molecules will allow our doctors and scientists to monitor cancers in unparalleled detail.

Pictured: Serge Lyashchenko

Announcement

Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Takes Transformative Approach

Our new David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research is an ambitious initiative to solve a difficult and complex disease.

Pictured: Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, Eileen O’Reilly, Steven Leach, and Peter Allen

Cancer Guide

Stomach Cancer Treatment Advances at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering diagnoses and treats more people with stomach cancer than any other cancer center in the nation.

Pictured: Vivian Strong

Support

Recognizing and Relieving Persistent and Debilitating Grief

Clinical psychologist Wendy Lichtenthal describes the growing recognition that some people suffer from persistent and debilitating grief and may benefit from specific types of help.

Pictured: Wendy Lichtenthal

Perspective

Personal Reflections from a Medical Oncologist

Diane Reidy-Lagunes, a gastrointestinal oncologist and Co-Director of the Department of Medicine’s Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program, shares her experiences in treating — and supporting — her patients.

Pictured: Medical oncologist Diane Reidy-Lagunes