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Our clinical updates provide you with timely information about Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new treatment approaches, key clinical trials, and innovations in detecting and treating many cancers.

222 Clinical Updates found

Clinical Update

Altered Mental Status in Cancer Patients after COVID-19 Driven by “Cytokine Storm” in CSF

MSK research team identifies unique markers of inflammation and neurodegeneration found in cerebrospinal fluid of cancer patients with altered mental status after initial SARS-CoV-2 infection, as likely cause of neurologic dysfunction.

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Clinical Update

Minimally Invasive Surgery of Right Superior Liver Segments Safe and Effective

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to resect liver segments 7 and 8 is safe for select patients treated by experienced MIS hepatopancreatobiliary surgeons.

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Surgical Resection of Benign Spine Tumors Rapidly Improves Patients’ Quality of Life

Surgical resection of symptomatic, benign intradural extramedullary (IDEM) spine tumors provides rapid, significant, and durable improvements in patient-reported outcomes.

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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Next-generation sequencing "not overhyped": MSK-IMPACT hits 65,000 samples and counting

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we have now analyzed more than 50,000 samples in our prospective cohort with MSK-IMPACT™.

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Clinical Update

Breast Conservation Therapy Doesn't Compromise Outcomes in Younger Breast Cancer Patients

Breast conservation therapy as an initial treatment did not compromise survival outcomes compared to mastectomy in breast cancer patients under the age of 35.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021

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MSK Kids: Early Immune Cell Reconstitution Predicted Improved Survival Outcomes in Patients with Graft-versus-Host Disease

Early CD4+ T cell reconstitution predicted non-relapsing mortality and overall survival in pediatric patients who received an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) and developed acute graft-versus-host disease.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021

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MSK Kids: Retinoblastoma with Choroidal Invasion Successfully Managed with Ophthalmic Artery Chemosurgery, Avoiding Enucleation

Patients with choroidal invasion of retinoblastoma can be successfully managed with ophthalmic artery chemosurgery (OAC) and avoid enucleation.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Overall Survival After Surgery for Spinal Metastases Has Improved Over the Last Two Decades

Postoperative survival after surgery for spinal metastases has improved over the past 20 years, particularly in patients with kidney, breast, lung, and colon tumors metastatic to the spine.

  • Monday, December 14, 2020

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Patients Undergoing Immunosuppressive Cancer Therapy Can Shed Viable Covid-19 Virus For at Least Two Months

Patients with profound immunosuppression after undergoing hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation or receiving chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy may shed viable SARS-CoV-2 for at least two months.

  • Monday, December 14, 2020

Clinical Update

What is the Optimal Number of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Cycles for Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer? - MSK Team Ovary

Receiving five or more cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy was associated with worse progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) compared to receiving three or four cycles — despite maximal surgical cytoreduction.

  • Friday, November 13, 2020