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Ask the Expert

How does having diabetes affect my cancer treatment?

Memorial Sloan Kettering endocrinologist Azeez Farooki discusses the risk factors associated with diabetes and why cancer treatment may be more complicated for those who are diabetic.

Pictured: Azeez Farooki


Cancer Biologist Joan Massagué Named Director of the Sloan Kettering Institute

Internationally recognized cancer biologist Joan Massagué has been named Director of the Sloan Kettering Institute. He was previously Chair of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Pictured: Joan Massagué

Ask the Expert

Is it too late to quit smoking if I have been diagnosed with cancer?

Tobacco cessation expert Jamie Ostroff says there are many good reasons to quit smoking after you have been diagnosed with cancer.

Pictured: Jamie S. Ostroff

In the Clinic

New Approach Shortens Treatment Time for Pancreatic Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering is exploring a precise form of high-dose radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer that could shorten treatment time and potentially be more effective.

Pictured: Ellen Yorke and Karyn Goodman


Caring for Caregivers

Clinical psychologist Allison Applebaum talks about therapy options for people caring for cancer patients.

Pictured: Allison Applebaum

In the Clinic

Heated Chemotherapy: Using Robust Science to Guide Clinical Decisions

Memorial Sloan Kettering experts are leading investigations of a procedure called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC.

Pictured: Oliver Zivanovic, Garrett Nash & Dennis Chi

Cancer Guide

New Information about Treatment for Pediatric Blood Disorders at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering specialists provide state-of-the-art care for a range of pediatric blood disorders.

Pictured: Farid Boulad

In the News

Amy Robach and the Importance of Annual Mammograms Starting at 40

Good Morning America reporter Amy Robach was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 after receiving her first mammogram. For Memorial Sloan Kettering experts, the message behind this story bears repeating: Mammograms save lives.

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In the Lab

Study Reveals Genetic Causes for Thyroid Cancer Increase after Chernobyl

The study of some victims exposed to ionizing radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident is yielding new information about how radiation-induced thyroid cancer develops.

On Our Website

Strategies and Tips for Parents with Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Kids Express program is designed to help adults who have cancer communicate with their children about their illness.

Pictured: Kids Express