In the opening remarks for the annual MSK Survivorship Celebration, Cancer Survivorship Initiative Director Mary McCabe shares the news that since our Cancer Survivorship Initiative was started in 2003, the number of cancer survivors nationally has grown from about 10 million to over 14 million.
Craig Thompson, President and CEO, praises the hard work and dedication of the MSK staff and the courage and fortitude of the survivors. He gives a special welcome to former Olympian, cancer survivor, and keynote speaker for the evening Shannon Miller before introducing José Baselga, MSK’s Physician-in-Chief.
Dr. Baselga gives a brief overview of MSK’s many accomplishments in the areas of survivorship and survivor care since 2003. He goes on to announce MSK’s new Cancer Survivorship Center, calling it “the next step forward in cancer survival.”