Active surveillance of prostate cancer is being increasingly utilized for men with low-risk cancer. But some men with potentially life-threatening cancers are being inadvertently enrolled in such programs, driving the need for more accurate decision-making tools such as the 4Kscore test developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy given to colorectal cancer patients with liver metastases extends their survival by almost two years, according to a large retrospective study from Memorial Sloan Kettering recently published in the JCO.
American Thyroid Association guidelines endorse close observation as a treatment option for many small papillary thyroid tumors rather than surgery. MSK endocrinologist Michael Tuttle MD discusses why monitoring such cancers is a viable approach.
In 2009, Memorial Sloan Kettering established the nurse-led Cancer and Fertility Program to overcome barriers to getting information and provide resources to help clinicians have discussions about fertility options with their patients.
Data from a recent study on women enrolled in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s high-risk breast cancer surveillance program highlights that a “substantial number” would benefit from interventions to mitigate modifiable risk.
Despite the recent development of novel hormonal therapies - such as enzalutamide and abiraterone - directed at the androgen receptor in the management of castration-resistant prostate cancer, a proportion of men have disease that progresses on these drugs.
An innovative technique called stereotactic hypofractionated accelerated radiation to the prostate – aka SHARP - safely and effectively delivers powerful doses of radiation directly to the patient’s tumor with incredible precision.
AACR Project GENIE steering committee head and Chair of MSK’s Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Dr. Charles Sawyers, discusses how the first batch of genomic sequencing data fulfills an unmet need in oncology.
The incidence of mouth and throat cancer is on the rise due to oral transmission of the human papilloma virus, but the "silver lining" of this phenomenon is doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering have significantly reduced the intensity of treatment while achieving excellent outcomes for these patients.
Despite the proven benefits of exercise, even while receiving cancer treatment, new research undertaken by Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service, shows that the majority of cancer patients report significant decreases in their physical activity levels after their cancer diagnosis.