The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, a distinction that places it in the top tier of cancer centers throughout the country.
Located on the medical campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, UMGCC brings together expert researchers and clinicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine to collaborate on preventing, detecting, and treating cancer. As part of an academic medical community, UMGCC integrates cutting-edge cancer treatment with leadership in cancer research and a commitment to medical education.
UMGCC's philosophy and goals are summed up in its mission statement:
The mission of the UMGCC is to undertake innovative basic and clinical research that will impact the understanding and treatment of cancer around the world and to provide state-of-the-art clinical care to cancer patients in Maryland and beyond.
The center's "bench to bedside" approach -- emphasizing the connection between research and clinical practice -- is embodied in the bridge that connects the clinical area of the hospital building to UMGCC's laboratories in the University of Maryland School of Medicine Bressler Research Building. Clinical scientists working with patients have ready access to research laboratories where they investigate cancer causes and treatments. The interaction between laboratory and clinic continues to generate new ideas and methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Constant emphasis is focused on the cancer patient as the foundation for our activities.
UMGCC's rich tradition of treatment, research, and education, combined with its continuing commitment to making patients its primary focus, gives the center its outstanding reputation across Maryland and throughout the United States and the world.