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Patient Education Resource Guide

Guiding patients, family members, caregivers, and the larger MSK community to cancer information

Page Overview

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This page is for those who want an introduction to the MSK Library's Patient Education Resource Guide.

Hello and Welcome

Thank you for choosing or considering Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) for cancer care. 

This guide was created by the MSK Library to help you explore cancer information via different topics:

  • If you are interested in becoming a patient at MSK or learning more about what MSK offers, go to MSK Information and Logistics.
  • If you are interested in care that complements, supports, or is after treatment at MSK, go to MSK Complementary and Supportive Care.
  • If you would like to know more about cancer or want to start your own searches for research or support, go to Getting Started with Cancer Research.
  • If you want to learn about clinical trials or find specific cancer clinical trials to participate in, go to Finding Clinical Trials.
  • If you are interested in different forms of patient advocacy, advance care planning, and palliative care, go to Patient Advocacy.
  • If you are curious about cancer survivorship and support for MSK and non-MSK patients, go to Survivorship.

Purpose of Guide and Disclaimer

The purpose of this guide is to:

  • Serve as a reliable and vetted resource for MSK patients, family members, and caregivers interested in cancer information.
  • Serve as a resource for MSK staff interested in promoting consumer health and health literacy.
  • Connect current and potential MSK patients, family members, and caregivers to relevant MSK expertise and resources, such as the information provided by MSK's Patient & Community Education.

Please note:

  • Staff at the MSK Library created this guide, but we link to pages and resources that are maintained by other teams, both at MSK or elsewhere.
  • The resources on this guide are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Medical information can change faster than the published literature – always speak with your doctor and health care team.

MSK Patient Visiting Hours and Support at the MSK Library

ANNOUNCEMENT: The physical space of the MSK Library at 430 E 67th St has closed to visitors effective Friday, May 17, 2024 in preparation for the construction of MSK's new cancer care Pavilion. Please visit this guide for more information.

You can get support from MSK Library staff online or by phone:

  • Our Ask Us page gives you a variety of options for reaching out.
  • For example, you can ask a question or request search support on a specific topic, and one of our librarians will get back to you.

You can use this guide to get started finding cancer information online. If you would like to explore via the MSK Library website, the ONESEARCH search bar there gives you access to articles, books, and more.

COVID-19

Concerned or have questions about COVID-19?

The MSK Library COVID-19 guide contains many resources you may find helpful, including the page Information for Cancer Patients and Caregivers.