MSK is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Founded in 1884, MSK has long been a leader in early detection, precise diagnosis, and individually tailored treatments for cancer. We continue to drive innovations as one of 52 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.
The close collaboration between our scientists and physicians is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available as we work to discover more-effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future scientists and physicians, and the knowledge and experience they gain at MSK has an impact on cancer treatment and biomedical research around the world.