The MSK Story
Leading the fight against cancer for more than 135 years.

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World-renowned expertise. Singularly focused.

Since Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was established in New York City in 1884, our specialists have cared for patients across the U.S. with uncompromising empathy and cutting-edge medicine. Our doctors treat more cancer patients in a single year than most do in a lifetime, resulting in some of the best — and most inspiring — health outcomes in the industry.

For 33 years running, U.S. News & World Report has honored MSK as one of the top 2 cancer hospitals in the nation. We’re proud of the “best hospital” distinction, but we’re even more proud of our compassionate and dedicated staff.

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Screening services
We are experts in early cancer screening, prevention, and detection.

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Leading physicians

MSK employs 1,417 of the world’s leading physicians

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Common and rare cancers
We specialize in every cancer subtype.

Geography should not stop patients from having access to the best cancer care.

While getting care in person at MSK might work for people who live in New York and New Jersey, traveling to our locations may not be ideal for those who live elsewhere. We created MSK Direct so that employer and union workforces can access our services online or by phone wherever it’s most convenient.

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