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Event

Considering the Human Side — and the History — of Cancer

MSK employees previewed the upcoming documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, which features several of our scientists and their research.

Pictured: Teresa Gilewski and filmmaker Barak Goodman

Decoder

What Are Exceptional Responders?

When a clinical trial of a new drug fails because most patients don’t respond, progress can still be made by analyzing the tumors of the rare patients who benefit.

Exceptional responders of new drugs in clinical trials.

Q & A

Why Might A Woman Have Her Ovaries Removed?

Women can use the results of genetic tests to make informed decisions about ovary removal to reduce cancer risk.

Megan Harlan Fleischut and Kenneth Offit

In the Clinic

3-D Photography Helps Early Detection in Patients at High Risk for Melanoma

Memorial Sloan Kettering is the only institution in the world now offering 3-D total-body photography to patients at high risk for melanoma.

Pictured: Two doctors look at a computer screen showing a 3-D image of a patient.

In the Clinic

The Evolution of a Lifesaving Drug: A Scientist Reflects

Physician-scientist Charles Sawyers played a pivotal role in the development of Gleevec, one of the first successful targeted drugs for cancer.

Pictured: Charles Sawyers

Q&A

Making the Most of Your First Appointment with Your Oncologist

Meeting with your oncologist for the first time? Suzanne Carmody, Director of MSK’s Physician Referral Service, shares tips for getting the most from that appointment.

Pictured: Chau Dang

Giving

Dance Heals: Dréa’s Dream

Andréa Rizzo survived childhood cancer but was killed by a drunk driver at age 24. Her dream, to give children with cancer the gift of dance, continues in her name.

MSK pediatric cancer patient

Support

New Survey Helps Doctors Better Assess Outcomes for Rectal Cancer Surgery

A new online survey aims to provide doctors with real-time information on their patients’ quality of life after rectal surgery.

Surgeon Larissa Temple

Q&A

Predicting the Future of Cancer Surgery

Peter Scardino, Chair of MSK’s Department of Surgery, gives his views on what lies ahead for the surgical treatment of cancer.

Peter Scardino, Chair of MSK’s Department of Surgery and a specialist in the treatment of prostate cancers.

In the Clinic

Straight Talk: Connecting with Patients in Their Own Languages

Services including a pilot program for remote simultaneous medical interpreting using UN-style headsets can help improve care for a growing number of patients.

NYC Chinatown