Why Choose MSK?

If you or a loved one is facing a cancer diagnosis, we understand the questions and decisions you may be facing.

We are here to help.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, cancer care is what we know best and the only thing that we do. As the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, we’ve been caring for people with this disease for a very long time — more than 130 years. We keep our patients at the center of all of our work and we’re constantly thinking about how we can support you and your loved ones at every turn.

We know more about cancer than ever before  — and the outlook has never been better. Today more than half of all people diagnosed with cancer can be cured, and many others will live long lives even with cancer. As pioneers in research, we offer you the best available treatment for your exact condition.

Immunotherapy is one of the most promising ways to treat cancer today. In fact, immunotherapy was born at MSK more than a century ago. Our physician-scientists have been at the forefront in implementing groundbreaking immune therapies, including (CAR) T cell therapy and the development of drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. For some cancers, this can be a highly effective alternative to chemotherapy.

MSK researchers are continually making scientific discoveries in genetics. Our targeted tumor sequencing test, MSK-IMPACT™ (Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets), was designed to detect gene mutations and other critical genetic aberrations in both rare and common cancers. Available exclusively to MSK patients, this test can provide results that help rule out treatment options that may be ineffective and potentially lead to new therapies targeting to genetic mutations.

Learn more about treatments at MSK.

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At MSK, radiologists such as Joseph Osborne offer patients like Joseph LaMotta (pictured) the most innovative forms of treatment.
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Lisa DeAngelis (right), Chair of the Department of Neurology, consults with nurse Malbora Manne.
Radiation oncologist cares for a patient
[Top] Lisa DeAngelis (right), Chair of the Department of Neurology, consults with nurse Malbora Manne. [Bottom] Radiation oncologist Andreas Rimner (right) cares for patient Martha Horton Law.

Our Team Approach to Care

As an MSK patient, you will be matched with a team of devoted doctors, nurses, and other specialists who will guide you through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. They are all experts in your specific type of cancer.

Your diagnosis and treatment plan reflect the collective expertise of your team of world-class doctors. Their specialties range from surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy to imaging and pathology. Our highly trained oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists work closely with your doctors and will be an essential part of your team.

Find the right doctor for you.

We Care for the Whole Person

We’re a comprehensive cancer center. This means your care team may also include dietitians, dermatologists, specialists in sexual health and fertility, psychiatrists and psychologists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, integrative medicine specialists, and art therapists. Learn more about our programs that care for the whole person.

We also understand how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be for caregivers and families. We provide abundant support and resources for your loved ones. 

Learn more about the resources and support we offer caregivers and families.

Our Care Closer to Home

We’re determined to make sure your treatments are as accessible as possible. We have outpatient locations across New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County so that you can receive your care closer to home. In fact, some of our doctors work in multiple locations, providing easier access to their care.

At all of our regional facilities, you can receive many of the same treatments that you would have in our Manhattan clinics, including chemotherapy, radiation, and even outpatient surgery. You can also arrange to have your initial consultation with many of our physicians at one of our outpatient locations.

Many surgeries are now performed on an outpatient basis and don’t require an extended stay in a hospital. Our state-of-the-art Josie Robertson Surgery Center is designed to get you home safely as soon as possible so you can complete your recovery and get back to what matters.

No matter which location you visit, you’ll get the same world-class care that has made Memorial Sloan Kettering the number-one cancer center in the Northeast.

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