The MSKCC Cancer and Imaging Center designed by Perkins Eastman is located in New York, United States. provide cutting edge outpatient diagnostic and treatment services specifically for breast cancer, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services and medical and administrative office and support space. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common type of non-skin cancer in women. In the United States, it is the second most common cancer, and the second most common cause of cancer death (after lung cancer).
Clearly, MSKCC’s new facility must be effective in the diagnosis and treatment of this prevalent and potentially fatal disease. To become the most effective center in the United States in the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, MSKCC and their design team completely rethought how to best deliver the myriad of medical services required when tackling cancer, in particular breast cancer. The overarching goal was to design an environment that first and foremost enhances the patient experience during the long ordeal that is cancer care.