Obesity Could Soon Be the Leading Preventable Cause of Cancer in the United States

1 comment By Jennifer Castoro, BA, Managing/Copy Editor   |  Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Experts warn that the nation’s weight problem could significantly raise cancer risk — and awareness of the link between the two is lacking. read more

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Can Cells Be Turned from Cancerous to Normal?

2 comments By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, December 11, 2014 An experimental drug for blood cancers with certain genetic mutations is showing promise in early-stage trials.

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Molecular Studies Provide New Clues about Rare Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Add a Comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Thursday, October 9, 2014 Genetic analysis reveals biomarkers and possible drug targets for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors.

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Is a Phase I Clinical Trial Right for You?

1 comment By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini sheds light on how phase I clinical trials are conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering and how to determine whether patients may be eligible for one. read more

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A Talk with Chau Dang, Chief of the Medical Oncology Service at MSK’s West Harrison Outpatient Center

Add a Comment By Jennifer Bassett, MA, Senior Managing Editor & Content Strategist  |  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 We spoke with medical oncologist Chau Dang about her role as Chief of MSK’s newest suburban outpatient treatment center in West Harrison, New York. read more

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Gene Mutation Linked to Aggressive Form of Sarcoma Affecting Children and Young Adults

5 comments By Eva Kiesler, PhD, Science Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 A newly discovered gene mutation appears to be the driving force behind a particularly aggressive form of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma , a rare cancer of the skeletal muscle. read more

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Compound from Tropical Plant Targets Key Cancer-Causing Genes

1 comment By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Monday, July 28, 2014 Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers have found a naturally occurring compound that can destroy cancer cells in mice by targeting MYC , a cancer-causing gene that has remained elusive until now. read more

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