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In the Clinic

Combination Immunotherapy Produces Striking Results against Melanoma

Giving two immunotherapy drugs together produced dramatic results in patients with advanced melanoma.

A smiling physician in white coat talking to patient whose back is to the camera.

Announcement

New MSKCC.ORG Launches

This week marked the launch of the redesigned MSKCC.org. Optimized for smartphone and tablet, the new site is focused on one thing: you.

Tablet open to the new MSKCC.org website on a desktop next to a stack of books

Q&A

Breast Reconstruction: Deciding between Implant and Flap Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeon Peter Cordeiro describes breast reconstruction options for women undergoing mastectomy.

Peter Cordeiro

Ask the Expert

When to Consider Multigene Panel Testing

Learn about multigene panel testing and some of its potential pros and cons from one of our experts.

Multigene panel testing

Announcement

A Sampling of Promising Cancer Science Highlighted at Major Meeting

MSK physician-scientists reported hopeful news from several clinical studies at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

MSK Physician-in-Chief José Baselga

In the Lab

Why a New Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer Works for Only Some People

According to an MSK study, a powerful immunotherapy drug for lung cancer works better in people whose tumors carry a lot of mutations caused by tobacco smoke.

Cancer genomics researcher Timothy Chan

Prevention

Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevents Cancer, Saves Lives

Having a regular screening colonoscopy is your best defense against colon and rectal cancer.

A patient lies on an exam table while doctors in scrubs prepare to perform a colonoscopy.

In the Lab

Outsmarting Cancer’s Survival Skills

A new study led by MSK investigators reveals how some cancer cells become resistant to targeted treatment and suggests what might be done to stop that from happening.

MSK investigators Joan Massagué and Anna Obenauf

Learning Curve

Teaching Doctors to Think Like Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Comskil program helps doctors improve their communication skills — and their relationships with their patients.

A surgeon speaks with a patient.

Feature

The Future of Cancer: Five Reasons for Optimism

Learn about five hot science areas that are changing the way we understand and treat cancer.