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Event

A Sneak Preview of Our Annual “Major Trends” Seminar Live Webcast

Every year, MSK gives high school students and their teachers the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge biomedical research from our scientists.

A student asks a question at last year’s

In the Clinic

Program Offers Personalized Surveillance Plans to Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

The team of experts in our RISE Program tailor each woman’s surveillance plan based on the latest findings in breast cancer risk, prevention, and treatment.

RISE Program Clinical Director Debra Mangino discusses next steps with a patient.

Giving

David’s Legacy: Communications Training for Our Pediatric Nurses

The death of one courageous young man and the vision and generosity of his parents are making a difference for pediatric cancer patients at the end of life, as well as for their families.

David Kanarek, 1996.

In the Lab

Genetic Mutations Found in Rare Salivary Tumor Could Improve Diagnosis and Treatment

Genetic alterations linked to a rare salivary cancer could also shed light on more common malignancies.

Pictured: Jorge Reis-Filho and Britta Weigelt

Support

What to Know Before You Fill Your Next Prescription

Navigating insurance requirements and filling and paying for prescription medications can be a challenge for patients. These tips can ensure your next trip to the pharmacy is a smooth one.

Pictured: Kathryn Ciccolini

SUPPORT

Can People with Breast Cancer Benefit from Complementary Medicine?

MSK medical oncologist and acupuncturist Ting Bao discusses the symptoms that arise during breast cancer treatment and how integrative medicine may help relieve them.

In the Lab

The Enemy’s Telltale Mark: Researchers Find Novel Way Body Defends against Harmful Bacteria

MSK researchers discover that the body senses and attacks harmful bacteria indirectly after the pathogens cause stress within the cells.

Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Q&A

Clearing Up Myths and Misconceptions about Clinical Trials

Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini demystifies common misconceptions surrounding clinical trials.

Giving

Directed Blood Donations: A Gift to Cancer Patients

For family and friends looking to contribute in any way they can, giving blood on behalf of a particular patient can be a great help.

Decoder

What Is Epigenetics?

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab explains epigenetics, a growing field based on the study of genetic changes that are not part of the DNA code, and how it relates to cancer.

DNA wrapped around histones