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When the Holiday Cheer Gets You Down: Eight Tips for Coping with Difficult Emotions

Clinical psychologist Wendy Lichtenthal offers advice to people with cancer and their loved ones, to whom "Happy Holidays" may ring hollow this year.

Pictured: Wendy Lichtenthal

In the Lab

Molecular Studies Explain Effectiveness of Longtime Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Laboratory studies have revealed an explanation for why androgen-deprivation therapy makes radiation therapy more effective in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer.

Pictured: Charles L. Sawyers, William Polkinghorn & Simon Powell

Q&A

Follow-Up Care Crucial for Pediatric Cancer Survivors

In this Q&A, pediatric endocrinologist Charles Sklar discusses Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Long-Term Follow-Up Program, which manages the health of pediatric cancer survivors.

Pictured: Charles Sklar

In the Clinic

New Diagnostic Test for Blood Cancers Will Help Doctors Tailor Treatments

A new diagnostic test co-developed by Memorial Sloan Kettering identifies hundreds of genetic alterations in blood cancers, which will guide physicians in treatment decisions.

Pictured: Ross Levine

In the News

New Biotech Startup Will Pit the Immune System Against Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s partnership in a pioneering effort to speed the development of cancer immunotherapies drew national headlines.

Pictured: Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain & Renier Brentjens

Announcement

Michael Foley Named Director of Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute

A renowned chemist with 25 years of industry and academic experience, Michael Foley will lead a pioneering collaboration designed to speed the development of new drugs for people with cancer and other diseases.

Pictured: Michael Foley

Snapshot

Transparent Fish Reveal Secrets of Tumor Spread

Physician and cell biologist Richard White has generated a transparent and stripeless strain of zebrafish to study how tumors develop the capacity to metastasize to new organs.

Pictured: Casper zebrafish

Slide Show

Pediatric Patients Celebrate Aisha Hasan’s Hyundai Hope Grant

The grant, which Dr. Hasan will use to develop novel immune therapies for two childhood cancers, was presented at Memorial Sloan Kettering and involved a special activity for pediatric patients.

Pictured: Aisha Hasan

Video

Meet Gastric and Adrenal Surgeon Vivian Strong

Dr. Strong, a minimally invasive surgery specialist, talks about walking her patients through the steps of the treatment process to ease any concerns before a procedure.

Pictured: Vivian Strong

Video

Watch Our Experts Discuss the Latest Techniques and Research in Pancreatic Cancer

On the occasion of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, watch a video of our experts discussing the latest in pancreatic cancer treatment.

Pictured: William Jarnagin