Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care rank: 2

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 93.0/100

Founded: 1884

Beds: 469

Clinicians/researchers: 1,025




Research focus: 

Cancer diagnosis, treatment, control and cure.

Clinic at-a-glance:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center — offers exceptional patient care, innovative research and outstanding educational programs. It is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center where state-of-the-art science flourishes side by side with clinical studies and treatment. Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s surgeons perform more cancer operations than doctors at any other U.S. hospital. They pioneered numerous innovations — among them, minimally invasive cancer surgery. The institution offers leading-edge technologies and techniques in radiation therapy, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, which this center helped develop. It maintains one of the world’s most dynamic cancer research programs with more than 120 laboratories at its disposal and more than 1,100 clinical trials underway. Among Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s researchers are 18 members of the Institute of Medicine and 12 members of the National Academy of Sciences.