MSK medical oncologist Rachel Sanford

Rachel Sanford, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me


MD, Harvard University


Internal Medicine - New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


Hematology/Medical Oncology - MD Anderson Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Medical Oncology; Internal Medicine

I am a board-certified medical oncologist who cares for people with breast cancer. I see patients at the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center in Manhattan as well as at Memorial Sloan Kettering Westchester. I am committed to ensuring that my patients have access to all that MSK has to offer, regardless of where they receive their treatment.

In collaboration with our team of experts from different areas, I create treatment plans crafted for each individual patient’s unique circumstances. To do this, I practice evidence-based medicine, which means I incorporate the latest research findings while maintaining a focus on clear and compassionate communication.

I have a research and clinical interest in the delivery of chemotherapy before surgery, called neoadjuvant chemotherapy, for certain types of breast cancer. This strategy can provide important prognostic information.

I also help my patients access MSK’s cutting-edge clinical trials. The decision to receive treatment as part of a clinical trial versus standard therapy is very important and often complex. I take great care to provide my patients with as much information as they need, explained in jargon-free terms, so they can feel confident in their decisions.


Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Sanford’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.