Memorial Sloan Kettering Celebrates 130 Years of Progress

The original New York Cancer Hospital (left) and our current hospital on East 68th Street.

The original New York Cancer Hospital (left) and our current hospital on East 68th Street.

This year, Memorial Sloan Kettering celebrates 130 years of tremendous progress in our quest to eradicate cancer. Today we are able to find many cancers at their early, most curable stages; combine novel therapies to halt or slow the growth of tumors whenever possible; and improve quality of life for those living with the disease.

Thanks to the efforts of MSK’s pioneering founders and those who followed, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is now approaching 14 million and climbing.

Join us in celebrating 130 years as the nation’s top hospital for cancer care and view the slideshow below for a look back at where MSK started and where we are today.


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Few days back my Father has been diagnosed with 'Gastric Carcinoma' (Stomach Cancer ) last stage. I just wanted to know can this type and stage of cancer be cured in your hospital . Please do let me know the approx cost of the treatment ,so that i can plan accordingly for his treatment . Please do revert back on my e-mail id

Shweta, Memorial Sloan Kettering has extensive expertise in treating stomach cancer.

If you would like to make an appointment with a Memorial Sloan Kettering physician, please call our Physician Referral Service at 800-525-2225 or go to Thanks for your comment.

I will always be thankful for the expertise, compassion & kindness shown to my brother during his care at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

I love my doctors chemo doctor hyman im ten months free stage 4 they put up with me a crazy girl stressed out as did his staff and head nurse christina thank the Lord for leading me to them ....thank God ,

Our family is so greatful to smk for all they do . we had a great experience .everyone was so nice down to the door man and the men driving the Lil shuttle bus ty all.

my husband had melanoma I was told in a other hospital to take him home to die he had it in his head and bone he was cured at msk loved all the people there can't rave enough the most happy positive staff from the doormen up they are great brianne donohue