John Wayne Cancer Institute

Founded in 1981, the Institute was named after the much-loved actor, John Wayne, who died of stomach cancer in 1979. The John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) supports research and development of, and education in, basic and clinical sciences for the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Located in Santa Monica, the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) is one of the world’s foremost cancer research centers and has received international acclaim for advances in melanoma (skin cancer), breast, lung, colon, pancreatic, ovarian, prostate and liver cancer, as well as lymphoma and leukemia. JWCI conducts interdisciplinary basic, clinical, and translational research, and applies that knowledge to advance modern cancer treatment.

Address: 2200 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404