Since 1981, the John Wayne name has been committed by the Wayne family to groundbreaking cancer research and education in memory of their father who died of cancer.
The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. Our mission is accomplished through innovative clinical and laboratory research and the education of the next generation of surgical oncologists and scientists.
In fulfilling its mission, the John Wayne Cancer Institute:
* Conducts innovative research focusing on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer.
* Provides training for new generations of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer.
* Offers unique experimental treatment services to rapidly develop and test new forms of diagnosis and therapy in order to improve the quality of life and expected survival of those afflicted with cancer.
The Institute has received worldwide acclaim for advances in melanoma (skin cancer), breast and colon cancer as well as immune therapy of cancer. Other areas of research include prostate and liver cancer. At JWCI, the close relationship between research and clinical care, combined with the multidisciplinary expertise of our specialists, produces the best science, the best medicine, and the greatest hope for our patients.