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Hear from MSK doctors, researchers, and staff and learn how the generosity of supporters funds groundbreaking work every day. The below videos are recordings from past events held via Zoom.


Gretchen Diehl

Health Education Seminar
Topic: The Intestinal Immune System

Speaker: Gretchen Diehl, PhD

Original Event Date: June 2022

Luis Alberto Diaz, Jr.

Cullum Society Connection
Topic: Colorectal & Pancreatic Cancer

Speaker: Luis Alberto Diaz, Jr., MD
Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology; Grayer Family Chair

Original Event Date: May 2022

Abraham Aragones, MD.

Presentado en español:
Seminario virtual de Educación para la Salud
Tema: Prevención del cáncer provocado por el VPH: aumento de las tasas de vacunación entre las poblaciones minoritarias e inmigrantes.

Orador: Dr. Abraham Aragones
Médico adjunto / profesor adjunto, Salud del inmigrante

Fecha Original del Evento: Abril 2022

Sarat Chandarlapaty

Health Education Seminar
Topic: Breast Cancer

Speaker: Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist

Original Event Date: February 2022

Dr. Ross Levine

Health Education Seminar
Topic: Cancer Discovery and Translation, Coming Back Stronger than Ever

Speaker: Ross Levine, MD
Chief, Molecular Cancer Medicine Service, HOPP

Original Event Date: December 2021

Dr. Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue

Health Education Seminar
Topic: Pancreatic Cancer

Speaker: Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Original Event Date: November 2021

Dr. Victoria Blinder

Presentado en español:
Seminario de Educación Virtual
Tema: Cáncer de Mama

Presentadora: Victoria S. Blinder, MD
Oncóloga Médica

Fecha Original del Evento: Octubre 2021

Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS

Cullum Society Connection
Topic: Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities

Speaker: Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS
Chief, Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities Service

Original Event Date: September 2021

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

Health Education Seminar
Topic: Integrative Medicine at MSK

Speaker: Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE
Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine
Chief, Integrative Medicine Service

Original Event Date: June 2021

Cullum Society Connection
Topic: Advances in Telemedicine

Speaker: Fernanda C.G. Polubriaginof, MD, PhD
Director of Consumer Health Informatics

Original Event Date: May 2021

Presentado en español:
Seminario de Educación Virtual
Tema: Cuidado del cáncer para adultos mayores

Presentadora: Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki MD, PhD, AGSF
Jefa del Servicio de Geriatría

Fecha Original del Evento: Abril 2021

Health Education Seminar
Topic: Infections in Patients with Cancer

Speaker: Tobias M. Hohl, MD, PhD
Chief, Infectious Diseases Service

Original Event Date: February 2021

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

An individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust, or retirement plan.

I bequeath to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a New York nonprofit corporation having a principal place of business at 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, Federal Tax ID #13-1924236, ____percent of my total estate (or $_____, or other property) to be used or disposed of as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in its sole discretion deems appropriate.

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor-advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to MSK or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property, or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to MSK as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to MSK as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and MSK where you agree to make a gift to MSK and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

A tax imposed at one's death on the transfer of most types of property. Currently federal estate taxes are assessed in 2022 on estates worth more than $11.2 million. The maximum estate tax rate is 40 percent. Some states also impose taxes at death that vary depending on state law.

A written legal instrument created by a grantor for the benefit of him/herself (during life) or others (during life or at death).

A revocable trust established by a grantor during his or her lifetime in which the grantor transfers some or all of his or her property into the trust.

Equity or debt instruments, typically shares listed on a stock exchange, which can be readily bought or sold.