Predicting the Future of Cancer Surgery

Add a Comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Peter Scardino , Chair of MSK’s Department of Surgery, gives his views on what lies ahead for the surgical treatment of cancer. read more

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Scan Safety: A Radiation Reality Check

10 comments By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Medical physicist Lawrence Dauer explains what you should know about the use and safety of tests such as CT scans that use radiation to obtain images of the body.

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Smoking May Interfere with Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Add a Comment By Eva Kiesler, PhD and Jim Stallard, MA Monday, February 2, 2015 Researchers call for intensified efforts to help men with prostate cancer quit smoking after a recent MSK study revealed that patients who smoke during radiation therapy face a higher risk of both having the disease return and dying from it. read more

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Clearing Up Myths and Misconceptions about Clinical Trials

Add a Comment By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Monday, October 20, 2014 Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini demystifies common misconceptions surrounding clinical trials.

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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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Poking Holes in Cancer — One Electric Current at a Time

2 comments By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Monday, January 27, 2014 Irreversible electroporation – a new, minimally invasive treatment that uses electric current to poke tiny holes in cell membranes – is showing promise against hard-to-treat tumors. read more

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New Approach Shortens Treatment Time for Pancreatic Cancer

Add a Comment By Jim Stallard, MA, Writer/Editor   |  Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Memorial Sloan-Kettering is exploring a precise form of high-dose radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer that could shorten treatment time and potentially be more effective. read more

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