Receiving a diagnosis of cancer opens a world of concern and stress for the patient, the family, and friends. At the Katzen Center, there is peace of mind in knowing that the most knowledgeable, respected and compassionate physicians and medical staff will lead the care plan. But there is more to excellent care than outstanding staff. At the Dr. Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Cancer Research Center, the environment has been specially designed to contribute to the healing process. Calming colors and sounds, beautiful architecture and furnishings, and relaxing chairs with laptops and DVD players help alleviate stress rather than contribute to it.
The Katzen Center is committed to fostering pioneering scientific research, superior clinical care, and advanced education in order to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.
In order to achieve this mission, the Katzen Cancer Research Center seeks to provide an interdisciplinary facility to integrate basic, translational and clinical investigators, medical educators, clinicians, health policy experts and community leaders. In addition, the Katzen Center is dedicated to enhancing patient care through technologically advanced clinical specialties designed to contribute to the healing process. This powerful combination of academic rigor, innovative medicine, and advanced healing environment offers Washington, DC metro area patients the best option for cancer care.
The Katzen Center staff includes oncology certified physicians who are some of the region’s most renowned experts in interventional radiology, clinical oncology, basic and translational research and psycho-oncology. We are staffed with nurses, phlebotomists (in our own blood lab), social workers, financial resource workers, patient navigators and oncology nutritionists. The Katzen Center employs a breast and ovarian cancer genetic counselor and an oncology genetic counselor who focuses on colon, prostate, lung and kidney cancers.
Our Collaborative Approach
The Katzen Cancer Research Center is affiliated with The George Washington University in Washington, DC, the largest institute of higher learning in the U.S. capital and renowned for both its education and research. Working in collaboration with The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The GW Hospital, and The GW Medical Faculty Associates, the Katzen Center accesses the exceptional talents and resources offered by these esteemed institutions to further its mission.
First center in the District of Columbia
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