Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City). Founded in 1884, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the oldest and largest private cancer center in the world. 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center FactsMemorial Sloan Kettering is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, and its physicians treat more than 400 different subtypes of cancer each year. The hospital includes 469 inpatient beds, more than 875 attending physicians and one of the largest clinical research programs in the world. From 1980 to 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved 10 drugs developed in the cancer center's lab, the most of any cancer center in the country. Further, the hospital's investigators recently released results of the largest clinical study ever conducted to date of patients with advanced leukemia, finding 88 percent achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Memorial Sloan Kettering second in the country for cancer care and ninth for gynecology, along with top 50 spots for urology and otolaryngology. Memorial Sloan Kettering also partners with a handful of local universities, including The Rockefeller University, Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College, offering PhD and MD/PhD programs. The hospital is an anchor for preventive care in its community, providing tens of thousands of cancer screenings each year. It founded the Breast Examination Center of Harlem in 1979, which has screened more than 204,000 women for breast cancer at no cost to them.

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