Then: Researchers in the Pathological Research Building at the New York Cancer Hospital in 1917.
Now: Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Zuckerman Research Center is home to many laboratories and research programs and fosters collaboration by bringing people together in common spaces.
Then: Pathologist and oncologist Cornelius “Dusty” Rhoads (center) and the Experimental Chemotherapy Group were pioneers in the then-nascent field of chemotherapy.
Now: New anticancer drugs increasingly take aim at the aberrant molecules driving cancer growth — including the mTOR protein, whose structure was deciphered by MSK’s structural biologists.
Then: Surgery was the only form of treatment available when the New York Cancer Hospital opened in 1887, and was much more extensive than current approaches.
Now: Cancer surgery is done as minimally invasively as possible, using sophisticated technology that supports surgeons in ways never before accomplished.
Then: Nurses demonstrate a mobile unit for emergency patient treatment at the bedside.
Now: Nurses have always played a prominent role in the delivery of care and continue to be key members of each patient’s healthcare team.
The Future: MSK’s regional care network has brought our world-renowned comprehensive care closer to the communities where our patients live and work. The newest outpatient care center is scheduled to open this fall in Harrison, New York.