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Breast Cancer Halted by Novartis Drug from Easter Island

Breast Cancer Medicine Service Chief Clifford Hudis discussed the targeted therapy everolimus (Afinitor®) for breast cancer patients.

July 23, 2012
Indoor Tanning Bans More Common Than a Decade Ago

Dermatologist Steven Wang discussed a study that found that more and more countries and US states are banning indoor tanning or restricting access to it.

July 19, 2012
Sloan Kettering's Powerful MRI in the Operating Room Helped Save the Life of Upper East Side Mother of Three

Neurosurgeon Philip Gutin used a powerful MRI machine to help him remove an aggressive brain tumor in Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Barbara Basser Bigio.

July 17, 2012
Memorial Sloan Kettering Ranked No. 2 Cancer Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Memorial Sloan Kettering was ranked the No. 2 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012–13 Best Hospitals issue.

July 17, 2012
Cancer Doctors Say Broach PSA Test with Some Men

An American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) panel, co-chaired by medical oncologist Ethan Basch, released recommendations on prostate cancer screening that said that doctors should discuss the pros and cons of screening with men who have a life expectancy of more than ten years, and discourage PSA testing for men with a shorter life expectancy.

July 16, 2012
Drug Raises Hope for Better Bone Marrow Transplant Recovery

Hematologic Oncology Division Head Marcel van den Brink commented on a study that found that an existing drug for HIV helps prevent graft-versus-host disease, the most serious complication of bone marrow transplants.

July 12, 2012
T-Cell Therapy at the Threshold

Director of the Center for Cell Engineering Michel Sadelain discussed adoptive T cell therapy.

July 10, 2012
A Meeting of Minds: Young Oncologists Make the Most of the ASCO Annual Meeting

Memorial Sloan Kettering fellows Ayca Gucalp and James Harding spoke about their experience at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Meeting, the nation’s largest conference for oncologists.

July 10, 2012
Nanotechnology May Aid Diagnosis

Biochemist Yueming Li commented on new technology that is three million times more sensitive at detecting Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.

July 10, 2012
Esophageal Cancer Is the Fastest Growing Cancer in the US

Thoracic surgeon Manjit Bains and Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Bart Frazzitta were interviewed about esophageal cancer.

July 6, 2012
Wallaby and Cancer-Free

Tarrytown resident and Memorial Sloan Kettering patient Sharai Platt joined more than 200 cancer survivors at Memorial Sloan Kettering in Sleepy Hollow, NY, to observe National Cancer Survivors Day.

July 5, 2012
Prostate Surgery Tied to Need for Bladder Surgery

Department of Surgery Chair Peter Scardino commented on a study that found that one in 20 men who have their prostate gland removed may need a second surgery for severe loss of bladder control. Dr. Scardino said the finding further confirms the need for patients to choose surgeons and medical centers with deep experience in treating prostate cancer.

June 29, 2012
Two-thirds of New Yorkers Survive Cancer

Breast Cancer Medicine Service Chief Clifford Hudis commented on new health data that found that two out of three cancer patients are surviving the disease today, compared to just half three decades ago.

June 25, 2012
Ask a Best Doctor: The Death Trap of Sitting, Soy Milk vs. Skim, and Decoding Panic Attacks

Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service Chief Robert Kurtz discussed the differences between soy milk and skim milk. He said both are pretty much the same, nutritionally, but soy milk contains plant-based phyto-estrogens, which act much the same way in the body that estrogen does. Many believe that soy milk could, theoretically, cause a hormone disruption due to the effect of the phyto-estrogens, but there is no hard evidence to show that drinking soy milk poses any dangers.

June 22, 2012
Indoor Tanners Rationalize Risky Behavior, Study Finds

Behavioral scientist Smita Banerjee led a study of 500 US college students and found that almost 40 percent use tanning beds even though they’re aware of the cancer risks associated with ultraviolet light exposure, and that most do it because they want to look more attractive. Dr. Banerjee also discussed her study in

June 20, 2012
Left Out: Why Is It So Hard for Older Women to Get the HPV Vaccine?

Gynecologic oncologist William Tew talked about giving the HPV vaccine to older women.

June 18, 2012
Actress Kathy Bates Beat Ovarian Cancer

Academy Award–winning actress and ovarian cancer survivor Kathy Bates spoke at Memorial Sloan Kettering in observance of National Cancer Survivors Day.

June 17, 2012
Rye Resident Celebrates Post-Cancer Life

Cancer survivors from Memorial Sloan Kettering gathered in observance of National Cancer Survivors Day to celebrate milestones in their cancer journey. Events were held at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s New York and suburban outpatient treatment centers throughout June. Several local outlets covered the events, including Rye Patch and Basking Ridge Patch.

June 15, 2012
Many Doctors Use Limited Spanish Skills with Patients

Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service Chief Francesca Gany discussed a survey that found that many doctors with limited Spanish-speaking skills continue to discuss medical care with patients without the use of an interpreter. Dr. Gany said it is OK for doctors to use less-advanced language skills to build a rapport with patients, as long as an interpreter is present.

June 13, 2012
Robin Roberts Has MDS. What Is That?

Leukemia Service Chief Martin Tallman talked about myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder, after Good Morning America host Robin Roberts announced that she was diagnosed with the disease.

June 11, 2012