Amazing progress has been made in the war on cancer since the National Cancer Act was signed into law by President Nixon in 1971; yet 45 years later, cancer remains a devastating health issues in our country and around the world.

It is within this context that the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and its partners, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, GW Hospital, and GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health, have made a major investment to establish the GW Cancer Center.

By leveraging the existing talent across the GW campus under one umbrella, the additional recruitment of top-notch investigators, and our bold vision of "driving innovative research, personalized patient care, and cancer policy in the nation's capital," GW Cancer Center is poised in the fight against cancer.

Our newly dedicated space for cancer research will bring together basic scientists, clinical investigators, and engineers, as well as bioinformatics and computational scientists, to "break the silos" and reimagine the creation of new technology and innovations in cancer research and care.

Rounding up our forward-thinking is our focus in cancer policy. With our location in the nation's capital, GW Cancer Center has a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of national initiatives to conquer cancer.