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Why Choose the Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda

“The Cancer Center’s vision is to operate a world-class Cancer Center conducting innovative research and state-of-the-art clinical care for the military and its beneficiaries. It partners across federal agencies to harness the combined power and resources for the benefit of our patients and the wider public health and welfare.”  (vision statement)

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The John P. Murtha Cancer Center recently received a full accreditation for the next 3 years without deficiencies from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The NAPBC said, "This is a superlative breast center, an incredibly well organized military based hospital with marriage of completely patient centered approach, top notch specialists, adherence to evidence based guidelines, combined with on-site breast cancer research center. On top of all that, their team members are devoted, proud of their accomplishments, enthusiastic about their work, and truly delightful and personable group! 5 Star facility - the best I have surveyed to date."


The Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda is a modern, patient-centric, tri-service military healthcare facility. Its comprehensive core of military and civilian oncologists and other cancer-trained clinicians and researchers provide multidisciplinary cancer-care delivery and patient-family support services. Our Cancer Center, the only DoD Cancer Center of Excellence within the Military Health System, offers its patients access to cutting-edge cancer diagnostic and treatment technologies. Our world-class care is augmented by a strong core of translational research to facilitate optimal access to evidenced-based clinical practices and access to high-priority clinical cancer trials.

Clinical Departments and Services Disease Specialties Patient and Family Support Services Translational Research Programs and Clinical Trials


Cancer Center at WRB
Bldg 19 (America)
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
0730 - 1600