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Study Suggests Double Mastectomy Often Done Unnecessarily

Memorial Sloan Kettering breast surgeon Tari King talks to CBS Online about a new study suggesting double mastectomies may be performed unnecessarily in many women.

Pictured: Tari King


Genetic Testing of Lung Tumors Leads to Better Therapies

A new study has found that driver mutations can be found in about two-thirds of lung adenocarcinomas, suggesting options for treatment with targeted therapies.

Pictured: Mark Kris


Bold Initiative to Transform Cancer Care Established with a $100 Million Gift

With the creation of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering sets out to deliver on the promise of personalized medicine by creating better treatment options for all people with cancer.

Pictured: José Baselga, Agnès Viale,  Michael Berger & David Solit


At Work: Leukemia Specialist Martin Tallman

Leukemia Specialist Martin Tallman discusses how research has led to improvements in the treatment of leukemia and what challenges remain.

pictured: Martin S. Tallman


What Is Apoptosis?

Cell biologist Michael Overholtzer explains apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death that can lead to cancer when it doesn’t function properly.

Pictured: Liver Cells


Study Suggests Targeted Drug Is a Potential Therapy for Rare Joint Disorder PVNS

New Memorial Sloan Kettering research demonstrates the powerful clinical benefit of giving patients a drug that targets the molecular abnormality driving the growth of a rare and debilitating joint disease.

Pictured: William Tap


Helping Caregivers Care for Themselves

Clinical social workers Annamma Abraham Kaba and Linda Mathew offer tips for caregivers coping with the pressures of attending to a loved one with cancer.


Memorial Sloan Kettering Launches New Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology

The new center brings together scientists and clinicians working in various fields who will use the power of imaging to speed research and innovations in cancer care.

Pictured: Jason Lewis, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis & Daniel Heller


The Amazing Race

Memorial Sloan Kettering supporter David Friezo went — literally — to the top of the world to raise funds for pediatric patients and their families. This is his story.

Pictured: North Pole Marathon


Memorial Sloan Kettering Nurses Receive Honors during National Nurses Week

Nursing staff members were honored during National Nurses Week with various awards, including Memorial Sloan Kettering’s own Samuel and May Rudin Awards.

Pictured: 2014 Samuel and May Rudin Award Winners