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Jedd Wolchok Receives AACR Award, Is Named Service Chief

Medical oncologist Jedd Wolchok was awarded the AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award for his work with melanoma immunotherapy.

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok

Turning to Bacteria for Clues

Several Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators are focused on the study of bacteria, which can teach us much about human health, and about cancer in particular.

Pictured: Eric Pamer & Joao Xavier


Visible Ink Celebrates Patients at Annual Staged Reading

Watch a video of an annual event that gives voice to writings composed by Memorial Sloan Kettering patients.

Pictured: Catherine Augier

In the News

Inherited Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Uterine Cancer

A study has found that mutations in the gene BRCA1 are associated with an increased likelihood of developing a rare, aggressive form of uterine cancer.

Pictured: Noah Kauff


Tiny Solutions for Big Problems: A Visit to the Lab of Daniel Heller

The research team of chemist and engineer Daniel Heller creates new nanoscale materials that are specially designed to improve biological research or solve clinical problems.

Pictured: Daniel Heller


Genetic Counseling, Testing, and Treatment for People with BRCA Gene Mutations

Cancer genetics experts say the discovery of the BRCA gene mutations has transformed the way doctors prevent and treat hereditary cancers. Read the post and watch the video.

Pictured: Kenneth Offit, Alexandra Heerdt, Emily Glogowski & Max Gomez

Ask the Expert

What Are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery?

In this Ask the Expert feature, colorectal surgeon Julio Garcia-Aguilar discusses the differences between laparoscopy and robotic surgery and explains which patients are the best candidates for these procedures.

Pictured: Julio Garcia-Aguilar


Six Tips for Managing Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Social worker Karen Hartman shares coping strategies that cancer survivors can use to lessen fear of recurrence as they adjust to life after treatment.

Pictured: Karen Hartman


Meet Medical Oncologist Sandra D’Angelo

Medical oncologist Sandra D’Angelo, who specializes in caring for patients with rare cancers such as melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma, talks about the team approach and the importance of empowering patients.

Pictured: Sandra D’Angelo

In the Clinic

Matters of the Heart: Newer Cancer Treatments Can Lead to Cardiac Problems

Cancer treatments, both traditional treatments and newer targeted therapies, can lead to short-term and long-term heart problems.

Pictured: Richard Steingart