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The GW Cancer Center


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, theGW 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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Team

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.

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News & Information
  • Robert Siegel, MD, to Serve as Interim Head of Medical Oncology at the GW MFA

    Robert Siegel, MD ’77, associate center director for education and training at the GW Cancer Center, professor of medicine, and former director of The Katzen Cancer Research Center, has been ...

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Clinical Trials

  • Comparing Group Approaches to Improve Insomnia Symptoms Among Breast Cancer Survivors
    We are inviting women diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer who have completed active treatment (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy, radiation) to participate in this research study. Through this study we will examine if our mind and body programs improve some of the long term effects of breast cancer treatment such as insomnia. This is a pilot phase of the study. This means that we are interested in feasibility of the program and will ask for your feedback about things you like and do not like about the program.
  • Combination immunotherapy with Herceptin and theHER2 vaccine E75 in low and intermediate HER2-expressing breast cancer patients to prevent recurrence
    This is a randomized trial for after all neo or adjuvant therapy is complete for women are Her2 1+ or HER2 2+
  • A Randomized Phase III Trial of Palbociclib with Standard Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Versus Standard Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Alone for Hormone Receptor Positive (HR+)/ Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2)-Negative early Breast Cancer (PALLAS Study)
    The purpose of the PALLAS study is to determine whether the addition of palbociclib to adjuvant endocrine therapy will improve outcomes over endocrine therapy alone for HR+/HER2- early breast cancer.
  • A Phase 3 Randomized Study Comparing Perioperative Nivolumab vs. Observation in Patients with Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma Undergoing Nephrectomy (PROSPER RCC)
    Patients who are diagnosed with RCC will be randomized to the study drug Nivolumab or Observation prior to their scheduled nephrectomy. If randomized to Nivolumab, patients will receive 1 dose prior to surgery and 6 doses after. Patients randomized to observation will proceed straight to surgery and will be monitored by observation afterward.
  • A Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase IIIb Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Ribociclib (LEE011) in Combination with Letrozole for The Treatment of men and Pre/Postmenopausal Women With Hormone Receptor-Positive (HR+) HER-Negative (HER2-) Advanced Breast Cancer (aBC) with No Prior Hormonal Therapy for Advanced Disease
    The purpose of the PALLAS study is to determine whether the addition of palbociclib to adjuvant endocrine therapy will improve outcomes over endocrine therapy alone for HR+/HER2- early breast cancer.
  • A Global, Prospective, Non-Interventional, Observational Study of Presentation, Treatment Patterns, and Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma Patients-the INSIGHT-MM study
    The objective of this study is to describe contemporary, real-world patterns of patient characteristics, clinical disease presentation, therapeutic regimen chosen, and clinical outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.