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Learning Curve

Teaching Doctors to Think Like Patients

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Comskil program helps doctors improve their communication skills — and their relationships with their patients.

Dermatologist Michael Marchetti speaks with a patient about treatment options for melanoma.


The Future of Cancer: Five Reasons for Optimism

Learn about five hot science areas that are changing the way we understand and treat cancer.

In the Clinic

“Living Therapies” Developed at MSK Provide New Approach for Cancer Treatment

Cell therapies that use patients’ own immune cells to attack cancer are a promising and rapidly growing area of research.

CAR T cell immunotherapy


Three Days in the Life of Memorial Sloan Kettering

While you’re watching the three-part Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, here’s an idea of what we’re doing to care for our patients.

Three Days in the Life of Memorial Sloan Kettering


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


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


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