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Scan Safety: A Radiation Reality Check

Medical physicist Lawrence Dauer explains what you should know about the use and safety of tests such as CT scans that use radiation to obtain images of the body.

Imaging test

In the Clinic

Smoking May Interfere with Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Researchers call for intensified efforts to help men with prostate cancer quit smoking after a recent MSK study revealed that patients who smoke during radiation therapy face a higher risk of both having the disease return and dying from it.

Pictured: Michael Zelefsky


Setting Cancer Cells on the Right Path: A New Leukemia Drug Shows Growing Promise

An experimental drug for acute myelogenous leukemia might potentially help many more patients than previously thought by controlling epigenetic processes, according to a recent MSK study.


In the Clinic

Report Highlights Advances Made at MSK That Are Changing Patients’ Lives

An annual report from an influential cancer group highlights three MSK studies that have advanced cancer research.


For Urination Problems after Cancer Treatment, MSK Surgeons Can Help

Urinary problems like incontinence and overactive bladder can be an issue for cancer survivors. At MSK, our surgeons can offer a range of solutions.

Pictured: Jaspreet Sandhu and Laura Leddy

In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells


Don’t Let Depression Decide for You

People with cancer who are depressed can have difficulty making appropriate treatment decisions. MSK psychiatrist Mary Jane Massie discusses the problem and what can be done to help.

Depressed Woman


Watch a Video of Our Physician-in-Chief for an Upcoming Ken Burns Film

MSK Physician-in-Chief José Baselga discusses the amazing progress that has been made in fighting cancer.

Pictured: José Baselga

In the News

Obesity Could Soon Be the Leading Preventable Cause of Cancer in the United States

Experts warn that the nation’s weight problem could significantly raise cancer risk — and awareness of the link between the two is lacking.

Pictured: Clifford Hudis


How to Keep Your Pearly Whites in Top Shape during and after Cancer Treatment

MSK dentist Sae Hee Kim discusses how cancer treatment can affect the teeth and gums and offers tips on how people with cancer can care for them.

Dentist Sae Hee Kim