Why Might A Woman Have Her Ovaries Removed?

Add a Comment By Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Women can use the results of genetic tests to make informed decisions about ovary removal to reduce cancer risk. read more

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Expanding the Impact of Precision Medicine to Fuel Discoveries

Add a Comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, February 12, 2015 MSK’s Functional Genomics Initiative will enable basic scientists to take full advantage of the massive amount of data produced by tumor sequencing. read more

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Memorial Sloan Kettering President Emeritus Paul Marks Publishes Memoir about His Life in Cancer Research

Add a Comment By Celia Gittelson, BA  |  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Former leader of Memorial Sloan Kettering Paul Marks gives a compelling view of cancer research and treatment over the past 40 years in On the Cancer Frontier: One Man, One Disease, and a Medical Revolution . read more

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Inherited Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Uterine Cancer

1 comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Friday, March 28, 2014 A study has found that mutations in the gene BRCA1 are associated with an increased likelihood of developing a rare, aggressive form of uterine cancer. read more

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Too Much Information? Geneticist Mark Robson Discusses Accidental Genetic Findings

Add a Comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Monday, October 21, 2013 As genome sequencing of tumors becomes more routine, it increases the odds that additional disease-related mutations may be discovered by accident, a development that raises profound issues.

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Genetic Counseling and Genetic Screening for Cancer

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Monday, April 15, 2013 Genetic counselor Megan Harlan Fleischut discusses hereditary cancers and the services offered by Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s clinical genetics experts. read more

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Lung Cancer Patients Will Benefit from New Molecular Testing Guideline

5 comments By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, April 3, 2013 A new guideline has established standards for testing lung cancer tumors for genetic abnormalities, giving more patients a chance to benefit from targeted therapies. read more

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