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Our clinical updates provide you with timely information about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new treatment approaches, key clinical trials, and innovations in detecting and treating many cancers.

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Clinical Update

Case Study Illustrates Need for More Effective Treatment Options for Aggressive Pituitary Adenomas

Pituitary adenomas continue to grow in a small subset of patients despite treatment with standard surgery and radiotherapy. Recognizing the significant unmet needs in this cohort, we recently published a review of the latest treatment options.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Review: Benefits and Future Directions for Proton Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer

Our review summarizes recent developments in treatment planning and delivery, existing clinical evidence, and ongoing prospective trials in major head and neck cancers that may further increase the therapeutic window of proton therapy for patients with head and neck cancer.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Select Kidney Cancer Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Can Avoid Dialysis After Surgery

Results from our recent retrospective study show that surgically managed patients with kidney cancer and comorbid mild to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) experience significantly less need for future dialysis.

  • Monday, October 12, 2020

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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Affect Young Women’s Decisions to Pursue Fertility Preservation Counseling

Young women with breast cancer who receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy are more likely to decline referral to reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists than women who receive adjuvant chemotherapy.

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Persistent Radiation-Induced Alopecia Has Distinctive Features and May Benefit from Treatment

Persistent radiation-induced alopecia in patients with primary central nervous system tumors or head and neck sarcomas is dose-dependent and has distinctive clinical and trichoscopic features, but can benefit from treatment.

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Select Patients with Thyroid Cancer May Not Require Prophylactic Central Compartment Neck Dissection

Select patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma with clinically involved lateral neck nodes may not require prophylactic central compartment neck dissection, enhancing quality of life.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020

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A Single Surviving Myeloma Cell Can Seed Accelerated Relapse

A single surviving myeloma cell can seed accelerated relapse, and more than 20 percent of nonsynonymous mutations at relapse may be induced by exposure to chemotherapy such as platinum and high-dose melphalan after autologous stem cell transplant.

  • Friday, August 14, 2020

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Review: Our Experience with Convection Enhanced Delivery for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma

Convection enhanced delivery, an innovative technique that directly infuses a therapeutic agent into a brain tumor through a cannula, bypassing the blood-brain barrier, is safe and feasible for treating diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in children.

  • Friday, August 14, 2020

Clinical Update

Two New Clinical Trials Increase Treatment Options for Mantle Cell Lymphoma Patients

Two important clinical trials to increase treatment options for mantle cell lymphoma patients are currently recruiting patients.

  • Friday, August 14, 2020

Clinical Update

What We’ve Learned by Sequencing 60,000 Samples with MSK-IMPACT

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we have now analyzed more than 50,000 samples in our prospective cohort with MSK-IMPACT™.

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020