The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world’s most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.
To be the world’s leading authority on cancer.
Ending cancer for life.
Our Core Values
Respect for the individual
We value each person’s contribution.
We create an environment that embraces diverse perspectives and values each of us for our unique contributions. We care for our patients with compassion and treat our patients, collaborators, and one another with respect, warmth, and dignity.
Excellence through inclusion
We succeed when diversity thrives.
We recruit, retain, and develop diverse talent and seek to create a community that reflects all populations we serve. Our diverse and inclusive teams unlock innovation across our organization. We actively address barriers to diversity and inclusion in our workforce, our science, and the care we provide. We shape internal policies, practices, and norms to give everyone equal opportunities to thrive — and hold ourselves accountable for making change.
We do what is right.
We inspire trust by having the courage to say what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words, and taking responsibility for our actions. We value and support transparency, knowing that open, honest communication is critical to our success. We use science and data to inform our decisions and passionately advocate for what is right and fair for our patients, our communities, and each other.
Innovation with lasting impact
We challenge ourselves to constantly learn and improve.
We create and apply bold new thinking that makes a difference for patients, for our communities, and for our people. We embrace discovery, knowing that exploring the unknown is the best way to fuel progress in cancer treatment and care. We attract, develop, and retain people who possess the curiosity, passion, and drive to learn continuously and to challenge what’s been done before in pursuit of a better way.
We each take responsibility for strengthening MSK to better serve our global cancer community, today and in the future.
We make decisions in service of building a better, stronger, and more durable MSK for our patients, employees, and communities. We carefully and responsibly utilize MSK resources. We take personal ownership for achieving our mission, meeting our commitments, protecting our reputation, and developing our people for growth and success.
We work together to do what no one else can in cancer.
We approach everything we do as a united organization. We build relationships and work collaboratively across all parts of the institution, leveraging our respective expertise to drive collective success and deliver exceptional and compassionate patient care, research innovation, and education to train the next generation of scientists and clinicians.