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In the Clinic

Anxiety May Be Fueling More-Extensive Surgeries in Breast Cancer Patients

Increasingly, women diagnosed with cancer in one breast are choosing to have their other, healthy breast removed, but experts say this additional surgery provides no survival benefits.

Pictured: Mary Jane Massie & Tari King

Ask the Expert

What Can I Do to Cope with Hair Loss Due to Cancer Treatment?

Memorial Sloan Kettering social worker Carrie Panzer offers tips for coping with hair loss.


Answers to Common Questions about Radiation Safety

Memorial Sloan Kettering Radiation Safety Officer Jean St. Germain answers common questions about the safety of adults undergoing radiation treatment for cancer.

Pictured: Alice Ho


Aggressive Ovarian Cancer May Be Caused by a Single Gene Mutation

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that appears to cause a rare but very aggressive type of ovarian cancer in young women.

Pictured: Douglas Levine

Jedd Wolchok Receives AACR Award, Is Named Service Chief

Medical oncologist Jedd Wolchok was awarded the AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award for his work with melanoma immunotherapy.

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok

Turning to Bacteria for Clues

Several Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators are focused on the study of bacteria, which can teach us much about human health, and about cancer in particular.

Pictured: Eric Pamer & Joao Xavier


Visible Ink Celebrates Patients at Annual Staged Reading

Watch a video of an annual event that gives voice to writings composed by Memorial Sloan Kettering patients.

Pictured: Catherine Augier

In the News

Inherited Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Uterine Cancer

A study has found that mutations in the gene BRCA1 are associated with an increased likelihood of developing a rare, aggressive form of uterine cancer.

Pictured: Noah Kauff


Tiny Solutions for Big Problems: A Visit to the Lab of Daniel Heller

The research team of chemist and engineer Daniel Heller creates new nanoscale materials that are specially designed to improve biological research or solve clinical problems.

Pictured: Daniel Heller


Genetic Counseling, Testing, and Treatment for People with BRCA Gene Mutations

Cancer genetics experts say the discovery of the BRCA gene mutations has transformed the way doctors prevent and treat hereditary cancers. Read the post and watch the video.

Pictured: Kenneth Offit, Alexandra Heerdt, Emily Glogowski & Max Gomez