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Making the Most of Your First Appointment with Your Oncologist

Add a Comment By Esther Napolitano, BS, Science Writer/Editor   |  Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Meeting with your oncologist for the first time? Suzanne Carmody, Director of MSK’s Physician Referral Service, shares tips for getting the most from that appointment. read more

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New Survey Helps Doctors Better Assess Outcomes for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Add a Comment By Maureen Salamon, BA, Freelance Writer   |  Thursday, February 26, 2015 A new online survey aims to provide doctors with real-time information on their patients’ quality of life after rectal surgery. read more

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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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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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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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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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