Memorial Sloan Kettering

The mission of Memorial Sloan

The mission of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is the progressive care, control and cure of cancer and its allied diseases.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center — has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, they are one of 45 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 their physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling them 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. Their education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and biomedical research around the world.


  • Since 2009

    The Mario Batali Foundation has donated over $100,000 to Memorial Sloan Kettering since 2009. 

  • Because of the pioneering work of MSK’s Department of Pediatrics, more than 50% of patients treated here for neuroblastoma survive—up from 5% in the 1980s.