Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, Treatment and Support

Virtual Visits Available

Virtual Health enables you to speak with providers using your phone, tablet or computer. Call 202-741-2210 to schedule a virtual appointment.

The GW Cancer Center 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:

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Please fill out our general appointment form below or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS.

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Specialty 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 the GW Cancer Center.

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 Cancer Center'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.

Cancer Care on Washington's Top News (WTOP)

George Kim, MD, Vincent Obias, MD, and Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, from GW Cancer Center share insights and discuss the latest cancer treatments with WTOP.

Partnerships and Research

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

As part of an academic medical center, GW Cancer Center works closely with the and in the areas of cancer research and patient care. 

GW Cancer Center's patients have access to a variety of clinical trials and educational opportunities through . 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.

GW Cancer Center

The brings all efforts of the GW entities together, including GW ӮƱ, The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The GW Medical Faculty Associates and the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Patient Story: Melinda Robinson

Because of virtual reality technology and the great doctors at GW ӮƱ, Melinda is now cancer free.

Patient Story: Joel Hinzman

Joel was diagnosed with stage four oral cancer. After participating in a clinical study at GW Cancer Center, he is now cancer free.

The Cancer Annual Report

The Cancer Annual Report provides an overview of the cancer registry data for patients treated at GW Cancer Center and *, 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 ӮƱ. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

Awards and Recognition

GW Cancer Center has been recognized for the following achievements in cancer: 

  • Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation with Commendation
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers

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Moving forward after cancer treatment

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