Clinical Updates & Insights

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.

148 Clinical Updates found

Clinical Update

Optimal Approaches for Integrating Radiotherapy with Breast Reconstruction

Emerging evidence shows that immediate autologous breast reconstruction can tolerate radiotherapy better than previously thought in select cases.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Clinical Update

MSK’s New Center to Focus on “Alarming” Increase in Colorectal Cancer in the Young

The incidence of colorectal cancer in those under the age of 50 has been increasing globally at an alarming rate. Pinpointing the reason remains elusive. Memorial Sloan Kettering has just opened the first center in the world dedicated to research and treatment of the disease as it presents in this demographic.

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

Clinical Update

Reducing Toxicities in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Despite significant advances in supportive care and improvements in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantationoutcomes, about one in every three patients succumbs to post-transplant toxicities, half of which are not related to graft-versus-host disease.

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

Clinical Update

Missing the Heart: Advances in Delivery of Radiation for Breast Cancer

Along with Valentine's Day, February marks American Heart Month. MSK’s Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology, Dr Oren Cahlon talks on how his team are making radiation-induced heart disease “a thing of the past” for our breast cancer patients.

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Clinical Update

Bridging the Gap in the Care of Cancer Survivors

Recently published data from Memorial Sloan Kettering shows that most of the guidelines primary care physicians can turn to for advice about appropriate cancer survivorship care are vague and inconsistent, throwing up barriers to effective post cancer care.

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Clinical Update

Revolutionizing Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment with Advances in Interventional Pulmonology

Advanced interventional pulmonology techniques are revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, often minimizing the need for multiple invasive procedures.

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Clinical Update

Gastrectomy Better than Surveillance for Patients with Stomach Cancer Gene

Our recent research confirms that total gastrectomy should be considered for all patients with the CDH1 gene mutation that carries a high risk for developing hereditary diffuse gastric cancer.

  • Friday, January 5, 2018

Clinical Update

Changing the Therapeutic Landscape for Patients with Mantle Cell Lymphoma

There is no established standard therapy for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). Instead, there is a range of treatment options and, to date, there has been a dearth of data to assist in clinical decision-making.

  • Friday, December 8, 2017

Clinical Update

Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammograms: An Effective Alternative to MRI

Recent research from Memorial Sloan Kettering shows that dual-energy contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) is as sensitive in detecting breast cancer as contrast-enhanced breast MRI when both were compared with standard mammograms.

  • Friday, December 8, 2017

Clinical Update

Improving Women’s Sexual Health after Cancer Treatment

Our research shows that most women diagnosed with either breast or gynecologic cancer have concerns about how treatment may affect their sexual and vaginal health. Moreover, they want their healthcare providers to initiate the discussion.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017