Our Mission

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.

How Do We Achieve Our Mission?

  • By conducting innovative research focusing on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer.
  • By training the next generation of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer.
  • By researching 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.