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Community Matters

What’s happening at MSK locations near you, from cancer screening events to educational programs.

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Community Matters is a newsletter for neighbors of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It informs members of the local community about our services and activities, including construction that may affect you.

Current Issues

New York City - Spring 2017

Patient’s Words Become Public Art
In this issue, learn how a patient used poetry to cope with his diagnosis and how that poetry was developed into public art. Also, learn more about MSK’s free series of events that explore how any why people of diverse backgrounds are more negatively impacted by a cancer diagnosis. This issue also includes MSK’s 2016-2018 Comprehensive Community Service Plan.

Basking Ridge, NJ – Spring 2017

Putting Our Patients First: Our New Care Initiatives
Learn how MSK is expanding its presence in New Jersey with added services at Basking Ridge and a new partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health. Details are also provided on MSK’s free upcoming skin cancer screening at Basking Ridge.

Commack, NY – Spring 2017

Plans Under Way for New Cancer Center in Nassau
Learn more about our new state-of-the-art home for comprehensive cancer care opening in 2019 in Uniondale. Details are also provided on MSK’s free upcoming skin cancer screening at our Hauppauge location.

Westchester, NY – Spring 2017

Clinical Trials Lead the Way to Promising Cancer Treatments
Learn how we’re making advances in cancer care in Westchester through the robust number of trials open to local patients. Details are also provided on MSK’s free upcoming skin cancer screening at Westchester.


Back Issues

2017

  • New York City - Winter 2017
    You’re the Heart of Our Community
    Learn how to customize your preferences so we can get to know you and your interests better. Also learn more about how you can donate blood to save cancer patients, our Tobacco Treatment Program and Online Patient Support Groups.

2016

  • Basking Ridge, NJ – Fall 2016
    Celebrating Ten Years in New Jersey, and Two Additions to the Family!
    Learn more about MSK’s Basking Ridge location and how far we’ve come in the last ten years. Also learn more about how MSK is expanding its presence in New Jersey.
  • Commack, NY – Fall 2016
    MSK Commack Brings New Services Closer to Home
    Learn more about Commack’s recent expansion, in addition to the new services that will be offered.
  • Westchester, NY – Fall 2016
    How Staying Focused Paved the Way
    Learn how advances in radiation therapy helped one local Westchester resident make it to the finish line. Details are also provided on MSK’s free upcoming stem cell donor drive at MSK Westchester.
  • New York City - Fall 2016
    A Race to the Starting Line
    Learn how advances in radiation therapy are helping patients through treatment quicker and with less side effects. Information on MSK’s stem cell donor drive is also presented.
  • Spring 2016
    Welcome to the first digital issue of MSK’s Community Matters. This issue presents our new Josie Robertson Surgery Center, a first-of-its-kind facility designed to help patients recover in the shortest possible time, and a new program, TYA@MSK, that addresses the unique needs of teen and young adult cancer patients.
  • Basking Ridge, NJ - Spring 2016
    Read about MSK’s innovative approach to clinical trial design and recent Magnet® designation for our nursing care. Our free skin cancer screenings in May are also highlighted.
  • Commack, NY - Spring 2016
    Read about MSK’s innovative approach to clinical trial design and recent Magnet® designation for our nursing care. Local initiatives with the Teachers Federal Credit Union and Stony Brook University are also highlighted.
  • Westchester, NY – Spring 2016
    3-D Photography Takes Aim at Skin Cancer
    This new screening service – offered exclusively by MSK – is now available at our Westchester location. Details are provided on the merger of our Sleepy Hollow and West Harrison facilities to create MSK Westchester.

2015

  • Summer 2015
    Making Sense of Genetic Testing
    Learn more about how genetic tests are used to identify inherited cancer risk; MSK’s 2015 Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award; and how construction of MSK’s new facilities is progressing.
  • West Harrison, NY – Fall 2015
    MSK West Harrison Brings Home the Gold
    The outpatient facility achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for environmental sustainability.
  • Spring 2015
    Sharing Knowledge Through Multiple Channels
    Read about recent MSK initiatives with great potential to improve patients’ lives; MSK’s role in an upcoming PBS documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies and free community events and cancer screenings in NYC.
  • Commack, NY - Spring 2015
    Dr. Jimmie C. Holland will present strategies to cope with aging on May 6 at MSK Commack and will be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.
  • Basking Ridge, NJ - Spring 2015
    Dr. Michael Postow will discuss pioneering new immune-based treatments for cancer in Bridgewater, NJ on April 16. MSK’s groundbreaking work to advance immunity science will also be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.

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