The mission of the Immunotherapeutic Clinic (ITC) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is to treat cancer patients with novel therapies that use the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer. Ipilimumab, an immune therapy that takes the brakes off the immune system, is an FDA-approved therapy for patients with advanced melanoma, and we are now investigating the effectiveness of drugs like this — alone and in combination — for the treatment of all types of cancer. MSK has played a major role in the clinical development of these therapies; with ongoing research, we hope to continue to lead this important area of novel drug development.
Patients are referred to the ITC by their medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering. If you decide to participate in an early-phase clinical trial within the ITC, the clinic's physicians and nurses of the ITC will care for you during the time you are participating in the study. Once your participation is complete, you will return to your regular medical oncologist for ongoing care.
If you commit to being in an early-phase clinical trial in the ITC, please understand that your participation requires very specific appointment schedules. There may be times when you are asked to stay close to Memorial Sloan Kettering. Some appointments cannot be changed or delayed. Please check with the clinical trial staff before scheduling any vacations or other time away. We will help you coordinate your plans.
Clinic Location and Hours
The ITC outpatient clinic is located in the Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion at 160 East 53rd Street (at Third Avenue). Our outpatient clinic hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday (scheduled appointments only). Patients receive treatment in a specialized unit called the Developmental Treatment Unit on the fourth floor.
- The ITC can be reached by phone at 646-888-3359 or by fax at 646-227-7265.
- Please do not leave urgent messages on the voice messaging system outside of the office hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. After hours, call 212-639-7900 and ask to speak with the solid tumor fellow on call.
- In an emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
- The MSK patient portal can be used to check your appointments and test results, and to send non-urgent e-mails to the ITC nurses. Instead of sending messages to a specific doctor's office, there is a special link to the ITC healthcare team named Main, Immuno Clinical Core. Please speak with the clinic staff if you need information on how to register for or access the patient portal.
Patients will receive care from physicians and nurses of the ITC.
Ruth-Ann Gordon, RN
Kristen Stasi, RN
Mary Kate O'Rourke, NP