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Feature

Cycle for Survival — Pedaling for Research into Rare Cancers

Cycle for Survival, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s nationwide indoor team cycling event, helps support research into rare cancers. Three researchers discuss how these funds benefit their research.

Pictured: Diane Reidy

The Past, Present, and Future: Research and Treatment Advances in Pediatric Cancers

Pediatric oncologist Paul Meyers gives us a snapshot of where treatment for childhood cancers has been – and the promising directions it’s taking in the future.

Pictured: Paul Meyers & Kamirah M.

Profile

At Work: Neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar

Viviane Tabar performs complex surgeries for patients with brain tumors and, outside the operating room, focuses on the relationship between stem cells and brain cancers.

Pictured: Vivian Tabar

Q&A

The Future of Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast cancer surgeon Monica Morrow discusses how surgery for breast cancer is evolving in the modern era of more-effective drug therapy.

Support

Dating and Cancer: Deciding When to Get Back Out There and How to Have “the Cancer Talk”

Social worker Barbara Golby gives advice to cancer survivors who are entering or re-entering their search for that special person.

Couple at dinner

In the News

Recent Study Should Not Change Mammography Guidelines

Breast cancer experts criticize study suggesting mammograms don’t save lives.

Finding

New Breast Surgery Guidelines Aim to Spare Women Unnecessary Operations

The new guidelines take aim at resolving questions over whether surgery to remove additional normal tissue is needed in breast cancer patients who’ve already had a lumpectomy.

Q&A

Caring for Your Faith and Spirit following a Cancer Diagnosis

Chaplaincy provides spiritual care that addresses questions of identity, meaning, value, and worth that may or may not be expressed in religious terms.

Pictured: All Faith Chapel

Finding

Study Offers Insight into “Obesity Paradox” in Kidney Cancer

Investigators have found a possible molecular explanation for why obese people with kidney cancer tend to fare better despite having a higher rate of diagnosis.

Video

Meet Thoracic Surgeon Robert Downey

Thoracic surgeon Robert Downey talks about the quality of the multidisciplinary care at Memorial Sloan Kettering and the experience of following patients for years after helping to cure them.

Pictured: Robert Downey