Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital, is one of the oldest and largest cancer centers in the world. The institution offers various programs and services for disease prevention, patient care, research and cancer education. Its scientists and clinicians generate new approaches to understanding, diagnosing and treating cancer. The center s specialists have expertise in biomedical research and in translating the research to improve the standard of cancer care throughout the world. Its research laboratories offer programs in immunology, molecular pharmacology and chemistry, and cancer biology and genetics. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has locations in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, N.Y., and Basking Ridge, N.J.