The Future of Cancer: Five Reasons for Optimism

Add a Comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Learn about five hot science areas that are changing the way we understand and treat cancer. read more

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds U.S. Women’s Awareness of Breast Density Varies

The Mayo Clinic finds disparities in the level of awareness and knowledge of breast density exist among U.S. women, according a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. More here: Mayo Clinic News Network  

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Straight Talk: Connecting with Patients in Their Own Languages

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, February 19, 2015 Services including a pilot program for remote simultaneous medical interpreting using UN-style headsets can help improve care for a growing number of patients. read more

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Can Stem Cells Be Taught to Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain?

1 comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Friday, February 6, 2015 In a recent study, Memorial Sloan Kettering scientists used stem-cell engineering to repair brain injuries in rats. The results raise hope for future therapies that could prevent or fix nerve damage in cancer patients who need brain radiation. read more

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Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, January 22, 2015 A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells. read more

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MSK Plays Critical Role in FDA Approval of New Melanoma Drug

Add a Comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, January 6, 2015 A new treatment for advanced melanoma is the latest promising advance in immunotherapy tested in large part by our scientists.

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Five Fascinating Approaches to Cancer Science

Add a Comment By Christina Pernambuco-Holsten, MA, Managing Web Editor   |  Tuesday, December 30, 2014 From tropical plants and 3-D snapshots of worms to tiny particles that light up tumors, here’s a glimpse at some of the fascinating work MSK researchers pursued in 2014 as part of our quest to advance cancer science.

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