Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

For the Stavros S. Niarchos Core Initiative to support the coordinated purchase of new instruments for several of the Core Facilities that provide specialized services to scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller University.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller University are global leaders in scientific and medical research. Both are prestigious institutions and have been the source of numerous internationally recognized, groundbreaking scientific discoveries. They are neighbors on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and have a history of collaborating across multiple disciplines. The two institutions are partners (along with Weill Cornell Medical College) in the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program, established over 25 years ago, as well as the Tri-Institutional Research Program, founded in 2000 to support technologically advanced research.  This grant was made to both institutions to foster their collaboration.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center was founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital.  Later called the Memorial Hospital, it merged with the Sloan-Kettering Institute, a biomedical research institution, to form the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1980.  The Center, now one of the world’s premier cancer centers, integrates patient care, research, and educational programs with the goal of discovering more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer.  Nine thousand staff members, including over 700 physicians and 120 researchers, comprise the MSKCC team that contributes to this endeavor.