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Learning Curve

Summer Fellowship Gives Medical Students the Tools to Become Physician-Scientists

Our summer fellowship program helps medical students learn to become physician-scientists. Read about one of our trainees who investigated an imaging tool for use in patients with a rare uterine cancer.

Pictured: Barbara Raphael & Chioma Enweasor

In the Clinic

Comparison of Drugs for Advanced Kidney Cancer Suggests Side Effects Are More Manageable with Newer Option

An international study led by Memorial Sloan Kettering found that pazopanib (Votrient®) controls cancer as effectively as sunitinib (Sutent®) while improving patients’ quality of life.

Pictured: Robert J. Motzer


Caring for Your Skin during and after Cancer Treatment

Dermatologist Mario Lacouture describes common skin reactions that can develop as a result of cancer treatment and offers tips for lessening their impact.

Pictured: Mario Lacouture

Cancer Guide

New Information about Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide leading-edge care to women with cervical cancer.


When “Do No Harm” Means “Do Nothing”

Active surveillance is the most appropriate management strategy for many men with prostate cancer, but often this option is never mentioned.

Pictured: Vincent Laudone  & James Eastham


Helping Cancer Survivors Rebuild Their Lives after Treatment

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Resources for Life After Cancer program was created to support cancer survivors in dealing with psychological, physical, and practical issues related to cancer and its treatment.

In the Lab

Pattern in Lung Cancer Pathology May Predict Cancer Recurrence after Surgery

A Memorial Sloan Kettering study shows that an abnormal cell pattern found in the tumor tissue of some lung cancer patients may help to predict which tumors are more likely to recur after surgery.

Pictured: Micropapillary Morphology

In the Lab

Microbiome Studies May Benefit Cancer Patients

Information about the microbiome, the genes of all the microorganisms that naturally inhabit the human body, is leading to new approaches for treating infections in cancer patients.

Pictured: Clostridium difficile


At Work: Experimental Pathologist Jorge Reis-Filho

Jorge Reis-Filho studies the genetic alterations that drive the malignant behavior of cells in rare types of breast cancer.

Pictured: Luciano Martelotto, Catherine Cowell & Jorge Reis-Filho

In the News

Larry Norton Discusses Proposal to Redefine Cancer on PBS NewsHour

Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs Larry Norton was interviewed on PBS NewsHour about a recent recommendation from a National Cancer Institute working group that proposed changing the definition of cancer.

Pictured: Larry Norton