Cancer and its treatments can affect your eating habits — and your weight. Check out 8 tips for managing your weight during and after treatment: [ Bit.ly Link ]

8 Tips for Managing Weight during and after Cancer Treatment

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All we can say is WOW! Thanks to all the Cycle for Survival participants and donors. It is because of people like you, that we can continue to work to turn today's discoveries into tomorrow's rare cancer treatments. Keep up the amazing work!
There are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of cancer care. Hear from Sloan Kettering Institute Director, Dr. Joan Massagué, about how we are changing the way the world treats cancer.
One of the most common side effects of cancer treatment is lymphedema. Could a topical cream prevent it? A new study suggests yes: [ Bit.ly Link ]
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Project GENIE, led by our own Dr. Charles Sawyers, is officially out of the bottle. Learn more about this exciting initiative aiming to take advantage of genomic sequencing to help bring more and better treatment options to all people with cancer. [ Goo.gl Link ]
"Will you be my valentine?" Happy Valentine's Day from our Caring Canines, who are spreading some extra love today to our patients and staff.
Scientists home in on an epigenetic mechanism that may make small cell lung cancer vulnerable to a new kind of attack. Read More: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Scientists Home in on Treatment Advance for Chemotherapy-Resistant Small Cell Lung Cancer

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It's Valentine's Day and we are sharing the love here at MSK. Meet Drs. Chi and Chen, who meet while medical students at Weill Cornell Medical College, with a little help from Dr. Chen’s miniature shih tzu, Alabama. Today, both lead laboratories in the Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program — his exploring the molecular roots of prostate cancer, hers focusing on oncogenes that drive the growth...
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We’re proud to be a founding member of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which was just recognized by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in biotech in 2017!

Immunotherapy was born at MSK more than a century ago, and continues to flourish here. Learn more about how this treatment works.
Studies show that being overweight or obese can increase your risk for certain types of cancer. Hear from MSK Nutritionist, Cara Anselmo, as she shares her tips for better nutrition and a healthier lifestyle.
Today is International Women in STEM Day! Help us give a shout-out to our extraordinary group of women researchers, doctors, and nurses. Our MSK team is better because of all you do to further cancer research and provide outstanding patient care.
It's Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. While these cancers are relatively rare, it is still important to know the risk factors, and speak with your doctor if you have any concerns: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancers

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"We are at a great moment in the history of cancer therapy,” says Dr. José Baselga. With MSK leading the way, precision medicine is allowing our researchers and clinicians to bring personalized treatments to even more patients.

Learn about the state of genome-based oncology and where our experts think the field is going: [ Goo.gl Link ]
On this snowy day here in NYC, Dr. Barry Taylor reminds us, "Cancer is like a snowstorm. Every snowflake is different, just like every cancer tumor is different." ❄
“I thought, I can take my job, cancer, and chemo and do it all. I’m not going to let cancer ruin my life,” said Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson, a breast cancer survivor. But for some patients, holding down a job isn’t always a guarantee. Hear how she navigated life in the workplace during and after treatment. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Nominations are now being accepted for our Paul Marks Prize, awarded biennially to 3 young researchers. So who is Paul Marks? Learn more about our President Emeritus and his research: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Join us in congratulating Dr. Michael Kharas, a 2016 Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation “A” award winner! Dr. Kharas is one of five promising young researchers to receive this grant to further pursue his work in acute myeloid leukemia research and novel therapies.

Way to go, Dr. Kharas! [ Bit.ly Link ]
We know that exercise is important to maintaing a healthy lifestyle, but could it also help fight cancer? As February is National Cancer Prevention Month, we touch base with Dr. Lee Jones and his team in the Cardio-Oncology Research Program: [ Bit.ly Link ]

A Field in Motion: Fighting Cancer with Exercise

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For patients with the blood cancers AML and MDS, the biggest barrier to a cure is relapse. A new study shows a protein called CD99 appears in high levels on the surface of these cancer stem cells, and could be targeted with potential new therapies. [ Bit.ly Link ]
When Dr. Lucy Kalanithi's husband, Paul, a neurosurgeon and author of When Breathe Becomes Air, was diagnosed with lung cancer, her family’s life was forever changed.

In this Q&A Dr. Kalanithi shares her experience as a caregiver for her late husband: [ Bit.ly Link ]