It is recommended that when you or your family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma that you be evaluated at an academic, multi-disciplinary, mesothelioma center. In order to become familiar with what a center can offer, we feature one center a month.
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
(Between 67th and 68th streets)
New York, NY 10065
Mission: “Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center composed of Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and the Sloan Kettering Institute, is dedicated to excellence in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer through patient care, research and education.”
History: Founded in 1884 it was first known as new York Cancer Hospital located at 106 Street and Central Park West. New York Cancer Hospital was the first institution in the U.S. devoted exclusively to the treatment of cancer.
In 1948 the building adjacent to Memorial Hospital was the Sloan Kettering Institute-SKI-was established by former General Motors executives Alfred P Sloan and Charles F Kettering- now one of the leading biomedical research institutes.
In 1980 Memorial Hospital and Sloan Kettering Institute came together as one institute. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is dedicated to exceptional cancer care, innovative research, forward thinking education.
Support Services: Memorial Sloan Kettering is rich with services that include integrative therapy, and educational therapy. Counseling is available to help deal with your diagnosis. MSKCC also has a recreation center, and offer many other options such as art and music therapy and a writing program. Canine therapy is available to patients and Look Good Feel Better is also for patients. This option is to help with your physical appearance to help give you an emotional lift.
Affiliations: 24 satelite campuses of Memorial Sloan Kettering. For more definitive help and guidance call 1 800 525 2225
Research: Currently there are 12 clinical trials listed on the MSKCC web site. Overall there are 900 clinical trials being conducted at the Center. They are designed to improve treatment strategies for both adult and pediatric patients.
Team: The team of mesothelioma experts include many professionals including Surgeons (Dr. Valerie Rusch and Dr. Prasad S Adusumilli MD), Medical Oncololgists (Dr. Azadeh Namakydoust and Dr. Marjorie G.Zauder) and Radiation Specialists (Dr. Andreas Rimner and Dr. Abraham J. Wu). Dr. Garrett Nash is the peritoneal surgical oncologist. Linda Blackler and Linda Mathew are the social workers.
Contact new patient appointment: 1-800-525-2225