Practical Brachytherapy in Oncology - May 22-23, 2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering invites you to our live CME activity entitled “Practical Brachytherapy in Oncology”. The purpose of this symposium is to provide the audience with practical approaches for administering brachytherapy to various sites including: prostate, gynecological, gastrointestinal, head & neck, breast, and skin tumors.
The meeting will consist of panel discussions and workshops which will be of interest for radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, nurses and residents.
Memorial Sloan Kettering de...
On Cancer - March 19, 2014
Matters of the Heart: Newer Cancer Treatments Can Lead to Cardiac Problems
Most people are aware of the side effects associated with traditional cancer treatment, from hair loss and nausea to fatigue and increased risk of infection. Although most of the newer targeted therapies are not associated with those symptoms, they can have other consequences — both during treatment and after it has been completed.Read more
On Cancer - March 25, 2014What Are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery?
Colonoscopy and other screening tests can detect colorectal cancer — the third most common cancer in the United States — at earlier stages than ever before, meaning more of these tumors can be removed using minimally invasive surgery.
Minimally invasive approaches differ from traditional open surgery in that they require only a few tiny incisions instead of one long one; for colon and rectal cancer patients, the options include laparoscopy and robotic surgery. ...
On Cancer - March 28, 2014
Inherited Gene Mutations Linked to Rare Form of Uterine Cancer
For about two decades, we have known that mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Many women who learn they have inherited one of these mutations choose to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, in a procedure called risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO).Read more
On Cancer: March 17, 2014Stereotactic Radiosurgery Treats Brain Metastases in a Single Day
Physicians at Memorial Sloan Kettering have extensive experience in caring for patients whose cancer has spread to the brain. They tend to treat these metastatic brain tumors aggressively, and in doing so, they can often extend patients’ lives and improve their quality of life.
An important part of this success has been advances in the delivery of radiation therapy, many pioneered by Memorial Sloan Kettering experts, including a sophisticated type of external...