The GW Cancer Center
Washington DC Cancer & Blood Disorder Center
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer opens a world of concern and stress for the patient, the family, and friends. At the 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 between The GW Medical Faculty Associates, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the GW Hospital to drive transformational research, personalized therapy, family-centered care, and cancer policy in the Nation’s Capital with the aspirational goal of achieving a cancer-free world.
A clinical components of 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 approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and include the GW Cancer Center Clinic, the Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Research Center and the Comprehensive Breast Care Center.
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 an invaluable 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.