Last Wish Program


The Last Wish Program (LWP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center empowers patients at the end of their lives to donate their bodies for research. The LWP is a rapid research autopsy program, coordinating collection, annotation, and storage of high-quality postmortem tissue samples. The LWP team collaborates with the MSK research community to address fundamental questions in cancer biology, progression, and metastasis, and response and resistance to treatment.


Rajmohan Murali, MBBS MD FRCPA – Director
Dilip D. Giri, MD – Associate Director
Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD PhD – Associate Director, Scientific Initiatives
Joanna Kosmaoglou – Research Project Associate
Shirley Vargas – Assistant Manager, Hospital Operations


For more information about the Last Wish Program, please contact the primary operational team:

Rajmohan Murali, MBBS, MD, FRCPA – Director
Joanna Kosmaoglou – Research Project Associate
Shirley Vargas – Assistant Manager, Hospital Operations

Phone: 646-888-3253
Email: [email protected].org