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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

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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.