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In the Clinic

Proton Therapy: A Better Way to Destroy Tumors and Spare Normal Tissue

Proton therapy uses charged particles to target tumors with precision while reducing the risk of treatment-related side effects.

Oren Cahlon and Nancy Lee

Announcement

Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries

MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing.

Christina Leslie and John Petrini

Support

Puzzled by Pills? Tips for Medication Management

Keeping track of a large array of medications can be challenging. These tips will help ensure that you use them properly.

Pills

In the Lab

Can Stem Cells Be Taught to Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain?

In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation.

Fibrous extensions of a nerve cell (red) and an oligodendrocyte (green) growing on top of the nerve cell

Q&A

Scan Safety: A Radiation Reality Check

Medical physicist Lawrence Dauer explains what you should know about the use and safety of tests such as CT scans that use radiation to obtain images of the body.

Imaging test

In the Clinic

Smoking May Interfere with Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Researchers call for intensified efforts to help men with prostate cancer quit smoking after a recent MSK study revealed that patients who smoke during radiation therapy face a higher risk of both having the disease return and dying from it.

Pictured: Michael Zelefsky

Q&A

Setting Cancer Cells on the Right Path: A New Leukemia Drug Shows Growing Promise

An experimental drug for acute myelogenous leukemia might potentially help many more patients than previously thought by controlling epigenetic processes, according to a recent MSK study.

Epigenetics

In the Clinic

Report Highlights Advances Made at MSK That Are Changing Patients’ Lives

An annual report from an influential cancer group highlights three MSK studies that have advanced cancer research.

Support

For Urination Problems after Cancer Treatment, MSK Surgeons Can Help

Urinary problems like incontinence and overactive bladder can be an issue for cancer survivors. At MSK, our surgeons can offer a range of solutions.

Pictured: Jaspreet Sandhu and Laura Leddy

In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells