Translating Advanced Cancer Research into Personalized, Passionate Treatment.

Saint John’s Cancer Institute (formerly John Wayne Cancer Institute) is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding, diagnosis, and innovative treatment of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering and prolong survival.

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Cancer Innovation Newsletter

The world class cancer clinicians and translational scientists at the Saint John’s Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA, work collaboratively to advance patient care. Our patients have access to the latest treatments and cutting edge new drug clinical trials. We are at the forefront of transforming discoveries leading to advancements in cancer medicine and patient survival.

We invite you to download a copy of Cancer Innovation, the quarterly newsletter of the Saint John’s Cancer Institute, created to bring you the latest news and compelling stories from our cancer departments, highlighting our innovative work, nurturing care and groundbreaking research.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials have always been an important part of Saint John’s Cancer Institute. Our institute led the trials that established sentinel lymph node biopsy as the standard of care for melanoma and breast care and pioneered immunotherapy as treatment for melanoma. Today, our patients continue to have access to the latest treatments and trials. We are at the forefront of studying the biology of cancer as well as expanding treatment for those suffering world-wide.

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Attracting Patients from Around the World

As international leaders in cancer care, the Saint John’s Cancer Institute attracts patients from all over the country and around the world. Seeing such a large number of patients, our team of experts bring a high level of experience to every aspect of your treatment. We’re with you from diagnosis through cure and have a team approach for better outcomes.

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Fellowship Opportunities

Surgical Oncology
Translational Molecular Medicine

Complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship

With a longstanding history of excellence in multidisciplinary cancer care and education, the Saint John’s Cancer Institute continues to be a leader in training the next generation of leaders in the field of surgical oncology.

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Urologic Oncology Fellowship

Providing world class, multidisciplinary training in genitourinary malignancies and urologic oncology research with innovative and cutting edge technology.

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Neurosurgical Fellowship

This training program focuses on endonasal endoscopic and keyhole surgical approaches, neuro-endoscopy, pituitary tumor management and multimodality neuro-oncology treatments.

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Postdoctoral Lab-Based Translational Molecular Medicine Fellowship

As pioneers in translational studies on “liquid biopsies” involving circulating tumor cells in multiple types of solid tumors, the fellowship program also consists of studying epigenetic mechanisms regulating solid tumor as well as pharmacogenomics and immunogenomic based prediction of response to therapy.

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