To address the multidimensional world of cancer, the GW Cancer Center offers an interdisciplinary approach to cancer research and treatment, pairing clinicians and population scientists with immunologist, geneticists, bioengineers, microbiologist, and policy experts to offer broad exploration of the disease.

Building partnerships among GW Cancer Center’s myriad departments is crucial to the center’s mission. An interdisciplinary approach to cancer care and treatment leads to fresher perspectives and expertise, which in turn leads to greater breakthroughs. It also allows researchers more opportunities to learn from one another. 

The GW Cancer Center aims to attain the Comprehensive Cancer Center designation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) within 10 years. Achieving this milestone will mark the GW Cancer Center as a research hub of distinction and will allow the center to participate in collaborative research and shared resources programs with other NCI-designated Cancer Centers. Additionally, NCI-designated Cancer Centers have access to NCI grants that support multiple initiatives.