The GW Cancer Center
DRIVING TRANSFORMATIONAL RESEARCH, PERSONALIZED THERAPY, FAMILY-CENTERED CARE, AND CANCER POLICY IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer opens a world of concern and stress for the patient, the family, and friends. At the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, there is peace of mind in knowing that the some of 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.
The GW Cancer Center is a collaboration of the George Washington University, the GW Hospital and the GW Medical Faculty Associates to expand GW’s efforts in the fight against cancer. The GW Cancer Center also incorporates all existing cancer-related activities at GW, with a vision to create a cancer-free world through groundbreaking research, innovative education and equitable care for all.
Most of the physicians and clinical staff affiliated with the GW Cancer Center are located in The GW Medical Faculty Associates buildings located at 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and M Streets, NW. They provide a comprehensive and collaborative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The GW Cancer Center is committed to driving transformational research, personalized therapy, family-centered care and cancer policy in the Nation’s Capital. Our vision is to become a leading innovator in basic, population, and clinical research and become a premier destination for personalized cancer care. Ultimately, the purpose of the GW Cancer Center is to improve outcomes for all cancer patients. In addition, the GW Cancer 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 an advanced healing environment offers Washington, D.C. metro area patients an invaluable option for cancer care.
The GW Cancer 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 GW Cancer 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 GW Cancer Center is located on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., the largest institute of higher learning in the U.S. capital and renowned for both its education and research. Working in collaboration across the University and with the GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, Children’s National Medical Center, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science, the GW School of Nursing and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the GW Cancer Center leverages the exceptional talents and resources offered by these esteemed institutions to further its mission.