Contact Information

street address

Koch Institute at MIT
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

campus address

Building 76, Room 158

mailing address

Koch Institute at MIT
76-158
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

shipping address

Koch Institute at MIT
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

telephone number

617-253-6403

fax number

617-324-2238

email

cancer@mit.edu

Cancer Inquiries

The Koch Institute is a basic cancer research center that is not exclusively affiliated with any hospital or clinic. Our researchers collaborate extensively with clinicians at many other medical oncology centers, but we do not conduct our own clinical trials. Rather, our mission is to apply the tools of basic science and technology to understanding how cancer is caused, progresses and responds to treatment along with ways to detect and monitor cancer. Our history of success underscores our belief that elucidating the fundamental biological processes underlying cancer will lead to better treatment of the disease.

Information about cancer & clinical trials is available at the following websites:

The National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society

Directions & Contact  

The Koch Institute is located in

Kendall Square,
Cambridge, MA
at 500 Main Street (MIT building 76 room 158).
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By Subway

From Park Street, take the MBTA Red Line outbound. Exit at the Kendall Square/MIT stop. From Harvard Square, take the Red Line inbound. Exit at the Kendall Square/MIT stop, head west down Main Street toward Ames Street. 500 Main Street is at the southwest corner of Ames and Main Streets.

Directions from the North*

From 93 South, take exit 26 (Storrow Drive). Immediately get into the right-hand lane and proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the Government Center/Kendall Square off-ramp on the left. Go up the ramp, turn right at the light onto the Longfellow Bridge and proceed through the intersection at the end of the bridge, directly onto Broadway. Turn left at the Broadway/Ames Street intersection onto Ames Street and continue to the next intersection at Main Street. 500 Main Street is at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ames and Main Streets. Meter and garage parking is available in the area.

Directions from the South*

From 93 North, take exit 26 (Storrow Drive). Immediately get into the right-hand lane and proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the Government Center/Kendall Square off-ramp on the left. Go up the ramp, turn right at the light onto the Longfellow Bridge and proceed through the intersection at the end of the bridge, directly onto Broadway. Turn left at the Broadway/Ames Street intersection onto Ames Street and continue to the next intersection at Main Street. 500 Main Street is at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ames and Main Streets. Meter and garage parking is available in the area.

Directions from the Mass Pike (I-90 East)*

From the Mass Pike (I-90), take exit 18 (Allston) and move into the right lane. Turn right onto Storrow Drive North (Memorial Drive) and proceed approximately 2 miles to the Government Center/Kendall Square turn-off. Follow the Government Center/Kendall Square turn-off and go over the Longfellow Bridge. Proceed through the intersection at the end of the bridge, directly onto Broadway. Turn left at the Broadway/Ames Street intersection onto Ames Street and continue to the next intersection at Main Street. 500 Main Street is at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ames and Main Streets. Meter and garage parking is available in the area.

Directions from the McGrath O’Brien Highway

From the McGrath O'Brien Highway turn onto Third Street, between Dunkin Donuts and the Lechmere Rug Company. Follow Third Street to its end and take a right onto Broadway. Turn left at the Broadway/Ames Street intersection onto Ames Street and continue to the next intersection at Main Street. 500 Main Street is at the southwest corner of the intersection of Ames and Main Streets. Meter and garage parking is available in the area.

*Longfellow Bridge Construction

Due to Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation construction, the bridge is currently closed for vehicular travel in the Cambridge-bound direction.

Effective July 20, 2013, one lane of traffic will carry vehicles into Boston (using the current Cambridge-bound lane) and Cambridge-bound traffic will be detoured using a signed route from Charles Circle to Land Boulevard using Leverett Circle and Monsignor O’Brien Highway. The detour route is shown here.

The three and a half year project to rehabilitate the Longfellow Bridge will require a closure of the bridge to traffic in the Cambridge-bound direction for the duration of the project.

One vehicle travel lane to Boston, MBTA Red Line service inbound and outbound, emergency response, and bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout construction.

The implementation of the detour is weather dependent.  If heavy rains are predicted, the detour will be delayed one week to ensure the new configuration is put in place during a weekend.

Parking

Public parking can be found at the Marriott Parking Garage or the 7 Cambridge Center Garage.

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