Miami Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a dynamic and forward-thinking collaboration aimed at sharing knowledge and best practices to improve patients’ access to the latest and most effective cancer treatment advances.
The Cancer Alliance is a unique partnership between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and oncology providers like Miami Cancer Institute. Our two organizations work together to adopt into everyday practice at Miami Cancer Institute standards of care that match those at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Central to the mission of the Cancer Alliance is the expansion of groundbreaking MSKCC-led clinical trials right here in South Florida, giving patients direct access to new treatment discoveries.
Teaming up with some of the most preeminent cancer specialists in the world contributes to Miami Cancer Institute’s excellence in cancer care. This meaningful partnership demonstrates a deeply-held desire by both organizations to collaborate in support of the best possible outcomes for patients and their communities.
Fulfilling a Vital Need
The creation and growth of the Cancer Alliance was fueled in part by the realization that adopting lifesaving breakthroughs in clinical practice takes an enormous amount of resources and time. As the population ages, it becomes more and more difficult for doctors to stay current with complex new treatments and the most current evidence available. By partnering with Miami Cancer Institute, the Cancer Alliance ensures that the latest innovations in knowledge-sharing and advances in cancer care reach patients across South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean.
A Collaborative Approach
Teams of physicians and other healthcare providers from Memorial Sloan Kettering and Miami Cancer Institute work diligently side by side to ensure that resources, capabilities and standards of care are in line with those of the Cancer Alliance. The two organizations share educational resources and new techniques to further advance cancer care.
Sharing a Deep Expertise
Miami Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians interact regularly to discuss select, complex cancer cases. In treating more than 130,000 patients each year, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s experience translates into knowledge that typically takes years to become the standard of care elsewhere. The Cancer Alliance helps to close this knowledge gap, particularly when combined with Miami Cancer Institute’s renowned clinical experts and state-of-the-art facility that provides leading-edge cancer care.
Expanding Access to Clinical Research Trials
An essential component of this alliance is the ability to provide access to MSKCC clinical trials not previously available to patients in the Miami area. Through thoughtful collaboration, Miami Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering are educating our community on the impact that accessing such innovative clinical trials has on those facing cancer.