Every year—to mark National Cancer Survivors Day—
we come together as a community to celebrate and honor
survivors’ strength, courage, and resilience.

If you are interested in attending Memorial Sloan Kettering’s
2016 Survivorship Celebration, please contact celebrationevents@mskcc.org. Thanks!

“Celebrating survivorship is an important reminder of why MSK exists,” reflected
MSK’s President and CEO, Dr. Craig B. Thompson, during the 2014 Celebration.
“The participation of everyone in this room—whether you’re a cancer survivor, family member
or staff member—is inspirational in demonstrating what can be done.”

Why do we celebrate?

After a cancer diagnosis, every milestone becomes more meaningful. At MSK, we feel privileged that annually, we can pay tribute to survivors’ perseverance and spirit. This gathering is also a moment for survivors to celebrate with the loved-ones who were part of their journey through and beyond diagnosis.

For MSK clinicians, researchers, and leadership—honoring survivors is an inspiring, tangible reminder of our mission. You are part of the MSK family.

And finally, we gather because we are all united by the same goal: conquering cancer.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer institution—and is devoted to extraordinary patient care, leading-edge research, and transformative educational programs. For more than a century, MSK has been home to some of the most significant advances in cancer treatment—even for the rarest forms of the disease.

The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future.

MSK's pioneering Cancer Survivorship Initiative is a comprehensive program of post-treatment care, clinical research, education and professional training designed to address the challenges faced by cancer survivors and their families. With more men, women, and children living beyond cancer than ever before, the Survivorship Initiative serves as a national and international model for programs to meet survivors’ special needs.

MSK recently launched an ambitious, multidisciplinary
Cancer Survivorship Center.

The new Center formally unites the large cadre of clinicians and investigators who spend their professional lives concentrating on the needs and issues of survivors. This renowned team is establishing the standards of care for survivors, building on MSK’s leadership in cancer survivorship, which began with a hospital-wide initiative in 2003.

The Center will conduct “practice-changing survivorship research” and develop “preeminent training and education in survivorship,” shared Physician-in-Chief Dr. Josť Baselga. “It’s incredibly exciting and is fantastic news for our community of survivors.”