Collaborative Research Centers

Memorial Sloan Kettering's collaborative research centers draw on the breadth of our scientific expertise, bringing together laboratory investigators and clinicians from different disciplines to focus on key areas in cancer research. Our goal is to advance the current understanding of tumor biology and to explore new ways to cure, control, and prevent disease.

Learn more about our collaborative research centers.

Pictured: Joan Massagué
Center for Metastasis Research

This center unites scientists and clinicians conducting research in the area of metastasis and supports their research initiatives.

Pictured: Joan Massagué
Pictured: Philip Gutin and Lisa DeAngelis
Brain Tumor Center

This center unites physicians and scientists focused on studying brain tumors and developing better treatments for them.

Pictured: Philip Gutin and Lisa DeAngelis
Pictured: Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain & Renier Brentjens
Center for Cell Engineering

This center brings together clinicians and scientists who are developing cell-based therapies to treat cancer and other diseases.

Pictured: Isabelle Rivière, Michel Sadelain & Renier Brentjens
Pictured: Peter Bach
Center for Health Policy & Outcomes

This center uses research and analysis to develop policy approaches that promote high-quality care and improve patient outcomes.

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Center for Molecular Imaging & Nanotechnology

The Center for Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology brings together investigators working in diverse areas of cancer research to speed the study of the biology of tumors and to augment the development of new clinical applications.

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Center for Stem Cell Biology

This center consolidates current stem cell research efforts and supports recruitment of new faculty and resources for stem cell research.

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Pictured: Neil Lipman
Center of Comparative Medicine & Pathology

This center supports animal research and trains specialists in laboratory animal medicine, including comparative and genomic pathology.

Pictured: Neil Lipman
Pictured: Members of the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

This center counts as its mission to improve the lives of patients with pancreatic malignancies through bold, innovative, multidisciplinary research.

Pictured: Members of the David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
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Experimental Therapeutics Center

This center assembles a diverse group of physicians and scientists focused on developing a range of new therapies for treating cancer.

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Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center

This center unites researchers focused on using molecular and genomic insights to improve our understanding and treatment of cancer.

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Pictured: Scott Armstrong, Michael Kuehn, Haijhua Chu, Monica Cusan & Andrei Kritsov
Leukemia Center

This center harnesses recent advances in science and medicine that will lead to better, more-personalized treatment options for patients with leukemia.

Pictured: Scott Armstrong, Michael Kuehn, Haijhua Chu, Monica Cusan & Andrei Kritsov
Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer
Lucille Castori Center for Microbes, Inflammation & Cancer

This center studies the role that microbes and inflammatory and immunological responses to them play in the development of cancer.

Pictured: Joao Xavier & Eric Pamer
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Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy

This center is focused on developing therapies that act by stimulating or strengthening the immune system’s ability to fight cancer.

Pictured: Alexander Rudensky
Pictured: José Baselga, Agnès Viale,  Michael Berger & David Solit
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

This center is a unique and intensive endeavor to transform cancer care through genomic analysis of patient-derived tumors.

Pictured: José Baselga, Agnès Viale, Michael Berger & David Solit