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What to Know Before You Fill Your Next Prescription

Navigating insurance requirements and filling and paying for prescription medications can be a challenge for patients. These tips can ensure your next trip to the pharmacy is a smooth one.

Pictured: Kathryn Ciccolini

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Can People with Breast Cancer Benefit from Complementary Medicine?

MSK medical oncologist and acupuncturist Ting Bao discusses the symptoms that arise during breast cancer treatment and how integrative medicine may help relieve them.

In the Lab

The Enemy’s Telltale Mark: Researchers Find Novel Way Body Defends against Harmful Bacteria

MSK researchers discover that the body senses and attacks harmful bacteria indirectly after the pathogens cause stress within the cells.

Pictured: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Q&A

Clearing Up Myths and Misconceptions about Clinical Trials

Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini demystifies common misconceptions surrounding clinical trials.

Giving

Directed Blood Donations: A Gift to Cancer Patients

For family and friends looking to contribute in any way they can, giving blood on behalf of a particular patient can be a great help.

Decoder

What Is Epigenetics?

Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab explains epigenetics, a growing field based on the study of genetic changes that are not part of the DNA code, and how it relates to cancer.

DNA wrapped around histones

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10 Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering social workers Meredith Cammarata and Liz Blackler give advice to anyone who wants to offer support to someone they know with cancer.

Three friends

In the Lab

Molecular Studies Provide New Clues about Rare Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Genetic analysis reveals biomarkers and possible drug targets for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors.

Pictured: Ping Chi

In the News

Memorial Sloan Kettering Doctors’ Stance on the High Cost of Cancer Drugs Featured on 60 Minutes

Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians Leonard Saltz and Peter Bach led a discussion about the unsustainable rise in the cost of cancer drugs on CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Pictured: Leonard Saltz & Peter Bach

Announcement

Memorial Sloan Kettering Expands in Westchester with New Facility

MSK’s newest facility, in West Harrison, offers residents of Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the Hudson Valley convenient access to top MSK specialists and unparalleled cancer care.

Pictured: MSK West Harrison