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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

Very Low-Dose Radiotherapy Effective for Grade 3A Follicular Lymphoma

Very low-dose radiotherapy (VLDRT) is effective for treating grade 3A follicular lymphoma and provides patients with a shorter treatment course and fewer side effects.

  • Friday, March 6, 2020

Clinical Update

Breast Density, Not BMI, Linked to Higher Cancer Risk in Lobular Carcinoma in Situ

Increased breast density, but not BMI, is an additional risk factor for breast cancer in women with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020

Clinical Update

Less Lymphedema with SLN Mapping vs Lymphadenectomy Post Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer

Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping leads to significantly less lower-extremity lymphedema compared to comprehensive lymphadenectomy (LND) after hysterectomy in patients with endometrial cancer.

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020

Clinical Update

What We’ve Learned by Sequencing More than 50,000 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, January 30, 2020

Clinical Update

Epidural Analgesia Unnecessary in Minimally Invasive Lobectomy

The routine use of epidural analgesia for patients with non-small cell lung cancer who undergo a minimally invasive lobectomy is not warranted.

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Clinical Update

Managing Hypertension in Patients Treated with Ibrutinib for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Blood pressure should be monitored closely and on an ongoing basis for several months after initiating ibrutinib treatment in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to our retrospective study.

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Clinical Update

Axillary MRI Is No Better than a Clinical Exam Alone in Predicting Breast Cancer in Sentinel Nodes after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the axilla after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is no more accurate than a clinical exam alone in predicting sentinel lymph node pathology in breast cancer patients with clinical N1 disease.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Clinical Update

MSK Investigators Create a Highly Accurate Liquid Biopsy for Identifying Early-Stage HPV-Associated Oral and Anal Cancers

At MSK we have developed a highly accurate, low-cost assay, for identifying early-stage oral and anal cancers associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) using liquid biopsy.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Clinical Update

Reducing Radiation for Select Patients with HPV-Associated Mouth and Throat Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV)–associated oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise, but at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we have updated our standard of care to substantially reduce the radiation dose to elective regions.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Clinical Update

Systemic Therapy for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Improved understanding of the biology and molecular subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has led to the development of several biomarker-targeted therapies for patients with locally advanced and metastatic disease.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019