The GW Cancer Center

When faced with cancer, there are many difficult questions.

Who are the best doctors? Where can I get help? Will I get well? But there's no question about where to go: The GW Cancer Center.

The George Washington University Hospital provides exemplary clinical services for prompt detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as support programs and follow-up care for the following types of cancer:

Speciality Breast Cancer Care for Women

The GW Comprehensive Breast Center provides multi-disciplinary breast care services for the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer using state-of-the-art technologies unavailable at any other breast center in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The Center's spa-like interior offers a comforting setting for patients to receive comprehensive care from internationally recognized specialists at GW Hospital.  

Radiation Oncology Center — A Leader in Innovative Cancer Treatment 

Radiation therapy is used in more than half of all cancer treatments today and these therapies are becoming increasingly more effective with new technologies that permit ultra-precise dose delivery. The dedicated and supportive staff at GW Hospital's Radiation Oncology Center provide each patient with personalized world class medical care and use many of the latest medical treatment techniques, such as image-guided radiation therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy, to treat cancer.

Partnerships and Research

When it comes to cancer, GW Hospital has a distinguished national and international reputation of high academic achievement, groundbreaking research and innovative technology.

As part of an academic medical center, GW Hospital works closely with the GW School of Medicine and Health Services (SMHS) and GW Medical Faculty Associates in the areas of cancer research and patient care. 

GW Hospital's patients have access to a variety of clinical trials and educational opportunities through The GW Cancer Institute. Housed within SMHS,The GW Cancer Institute is dedicated to providing groundbreaking research, educational programs and community outreach to the Washington metropolitan area. 

Washington, DC is ranked highest in overall cancer mortality in the nation. From a research and outreach perspective, the GW Cancer Institute seeks to further understand why certain cancers predominate in a community and why certain cancers disproportionately affect certain population groups such as minorities.

The Cancer Annual Report

The Cancer Annual Report provides an overview of the cancer registry data for patients treated at GW Hospital and The GW Medical Faculty Associates*, detailing trends in cancer care at GW in comparison to national American Cancer Society data. 

*Physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of The George Washington University Hospital. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

Awards and Recognition

GW Hospital has been recognized for the following achievements in cancer: 

  • Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation with Commendation
  • 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award—National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers

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Moving forward after cancer treatment

GW Hospital's cancer survivorship clinic helps seniors and others navigate this new phase of life.