Last Wish Program

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COVID-19 Pause Notice

3/16/2020: Thank you for your interest in the Last Wish Program (LWP); your generous consideration for research donation is important to us. In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the LWP will not be enrolling any new patients or performing any autopsies for existing patients until further notice. Please refer to our webpage for updates.

The Last Wish Program (LWP) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center empowers patients at the end of their lives to donate their bodies for research. The LWP is a rapid research autopsy program, coordinating collection, annotation, and storage of high-quality postmortem tissue samples. The LWP team collaborates with the MSK research community to address fundamental questions in cancer biology, progression, and metastasis, and response and resistance to treatment.

Team

Rajmohan Murali
Rajmohan Murali

Director

Dilip D. Giri, MD, FACP
Dilip D. Giri

Co-Director

Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue

Associate Director of Scientific Initiatives

 

Priscilla Baez – Research Project Associate

Amanda Beras – Clinical Research Coordinator

Shirley Vargas – Assistant Manager, Hospital Operations