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In the Clinic

Poking Holes in Cancer — One Electric Current at a Time

Irreversible electroporation – a new, minimally invasive treatment that uses electric current to poke tiny holes in cell membranes – is showing promise against hard-to-treat tumors.

Pictured: Stephen Solomon


Meet Radiation Oncologist Simon Powell

Simon Powell leads the Department of Radiation Oncology and focuses in his research on the treatment of breast cancer, including the role of DNA repair deficiencies in breast cancer and breast cancer genetics.

Pictured: Simon Powell

In the Clinic

Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis in Tongue Cancer

Obesity in patients with early-stage tongue cancer has been linked to a five-fold increase in the risk of death.

In the Clinic

Blanket Coverage: New Radiation Technique Improves Breast Cancer Treatment

A new approach for treating breast cancer spreads radiation doses over a larger number of beams, providing more thorough coverage.

Pictured: Alice Ho

Ask the Expert

How do I know if a dietary supplement contains what the label says it contains?

Pharmacist and herbalist Simon Yeung gives consumers tips on how to determine whether an herb or dietary supplement contains what’s indicated on the label.

Social Media

Virtual Community Provides Real Support to Patients and Caregivers

Connections gives patients and caregivers an online meeting place where they can exchange advice, get support, and connect with the Memorial Sloan Kettering community.


Meet Medical Oncologist Mrinal Gounder

Medical oncologist Mrinal Gounder describes our sophisticated and multidisciplinary approach to care for patients with sarcomas of the soft tissue and bone.

Pictured: Mrinal Gounder

In the Lab

Scaling the Mountains behind the Mountains in Neuroblastoma Research

Common genetic alterations in neuroblastoma tumors may help doctors predict the likelihood the cancer will spread to the brain.

Pictured: Nai-Kong Cheung & Jeremy D


At Work: Nurse Practitioner Ethel Law

Advanced practice nurse Ethel Law combines patient care with research into improving patients’ quality of life. Find out more about her.

Pictured: Ethel Law


Memorial Sloan Kettering Shares Historic Gift to Fund Immunotherapy Research

Immunologist Alexander Rudensky and medical oncologist and immunologist Jedd Wolchok are investigating innovative ways to use the immune system to fight cancer.

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok & Alexander Rudensky