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Feature

Depression Can Be Dangerous in Patients with Cancer, But Help is Available

Memorial Sloan Kettering psychiatrist Mary Jane Massie talks about how depression may affect patients and the many types of help available.

Pictured: Mary Jane Massie & Patient

Video

Cancer’s Impact on Women’s Fertility and Building a Family after Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts discuss the impact that cancer and its treatment can have on female fertility, and options for building a family after treatment ends.

Pictured: Joanne Frankel Kelvin, Nadeem  Abu-Rustum & Larissa Temple

Perspective

Cancer Care in the United States: Newly Released IOM Report Details a “System in Crisis”

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts comment on the latest findings by the Institute of Medicine about the quality, coordination, and cost of cancer care.

Snapshot

The Social Behavior of Bacteria Offers New Ideas for Antimicrobial Drug Design

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have discovered how a common bacterium can evolve to become more mobile and easier to get rid of.

Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Announcement

New Leaders in Memorial Sloan Kettering Thoracic Surgery and Oncology

Thoracic surgeon David Jones and medical oncologist Charles Rudin, internationally recognized leaders in their fields, to head the Thoracic Surgical Service and the Thoracic Oncology Service, respectively.

Pictured: David Jones & Charles Rudin

Philanthropy

The Society of MSKCC’s Annual Appeal Raises Funds for Thyroid Cancer Research

This year The Society of MSKCC’s Annual Appeal aims to raise funds to support thyroid cancer research.

Pictured: James Fagin

Feature

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

On the occasion of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, pediatric oncologist Paul A. Meyers talks about the evolution of pediatric cancer research and treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Pictured: Paul Meyers

In the Lab

Faster than the Speed of Light: New Imaging Approach Could Measure Tumor Activity

A new imaging approach being investigated by Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers could provide better information about a tumor’s molecular activity, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis.

Pictured: Daniel Thorek & Jan Grimm

Honor

Three Young Investigators Named Winners of Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering has named three winners of this year’s Paul Marks Prize for Cancer research, an award that recognizes promising young investigators.

Pictured: Simon Boulton, Levi Garraway, and DJ Pan

Perspective

When "Do No Harm" Means "Do Nothing": Managing Risks

An earlier post about active surveillance as a management strategy for prostate cancer generated an engaged and meaningful discussion on this blog, especially about the risks of “doing nothing.” Here we take a closer look at the concept of risk.

Pictured: Vincent Laudone and James Eastham