The lack of participation in clinical research may be the Achilles’ heel of today’s cancer community. According to a new survey of more than 1,500 consumers and nearly 600 physicians conducted on behalf of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), only 35 percent of Americans indicated that they were “likely” to enroll in a clinical trial. Other studies have shown that only 4 percent of cancer patients enroll in clinical trials nationally each year.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will further enhance its ability to offer top cancer care to even more patients with the establishment of a freestanding, state-of-the-art outpatient treatment center in Bergen County, New Jersey. Residents from communities across northern New Jersey and southern New York State will have easier access to MSK’s unique expertise when MSK Bergen becomes fully operational in winter 2017.
The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has announced that Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, has been named the inaugural recipient of The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Prize. This new award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric oncology.
Encouraging clinical trial data from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) will be featured in this year’s American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting press program and presented as part of the Precision Medicine Early Clinical Trial Plenary Session.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced the launch of its new Teen and Young Adult (TYA) Program, TYA @ MSK, which will offer special services to MSK’s TYA population. In tandem, MSK officially opened The Lounge, a space designed especially for this unique age group that was made possible by a $1 million donation from Teen Cancer America. The nonprofit organization, co-founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities for teens and young adults with cancer.
The Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Cancer Institute is now a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community healthcare settings. Representatives of both organizations made the announcement today at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest following an intensive six-month collaborative review process.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announced today that it has received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing. Granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet® recognition is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Only about 7 percent of hospitals nationally carry this prestigious designation.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida announce the beginning of a dynamic and forward-thinking collaboration aimed at improving patient access to the latest and most effective cancer treatment advances and the highest caliber of cancer care. Leaders from both institutions have confirmed the first step in announcing their recently signed agreement for Miami Cancer Institute to join the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.
In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has joined with the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)–designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. These institutions collectively recognize insufficient vaccination as a public health threat and call upon the nation’s physicians, parents, and young adults to take advantage of this rare opportunity to prevent many types of cancer.
A major transformation is beginning in cancer surgery that will enable patients to go home within a day of undergoing a significant operation. The new Josie Robertson Surgery Center (JRSC), opened by Memorial Sloan Kettering, exemplifies that transformation: a patient-focused facility that leverages technology and highly trained clinical teams to provide optimal care.