Office of the President

Pictured: Craig B. Thompson Craig B. Thompson, Memorial Sloan Kettering President and CEO

Welcome to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private institution devoted to cancer prevention, treatment, research, and education.

For more than a century, our sole focus has been the conquest of cancer — and our record of success in the laboratory and in the development of new and more-effective ways to diagnose and treat the disease attests to our position as the nation’s premier cancer center. We are now reaping the benefits of decades of research directed at answering the critical questions about cancer.

New technologies, developments in genetics, a wealth of knowledge about biochemistry and cell biology, and exciting drug discoveries make this a time of revolutionary change in the ways we think about how to fight the constellation of diseases that are cancer.

In this era of unprecedented opportunities, Memorial Sloan Kettering has strengths few centers can rival. Experienced and energetic leadership and a passionately dedicated staff — including internationally recognized clinicians and scientists — work collaboratively to seek bold new approaches to understanding and treating cancer. Specialized resources allow us to rapidly translate discoveries made in our laboratories into effective therapies for patients.

For more than 130 years, Memorial Sloan Kettering has been a leader in cancer research and treatment, offering patients the most sophisticated, compassionate, and state-of-the-art care available and advancing the knowledge that will improve that care in the future. We remain committed to making even greater progress against cancer in the years to come.

Craig B. Thompson, M.D.
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center