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Mission, Vision and Values

At University of Maryland Medical System, our values are the building blocks of the shared culture and common understanding that guide us in fulfilling our mission and vision as we provide Marylanders a better state of care.

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The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive 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, UMGCCC 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, UMGCCC integrates cutting-edge cancer treatment with leadership in cancer research and a commitment to medical education.

UMGCCC's philosophy and goals are summed up in its mission statement:

The mission of the UMGCCC is to undertake innovative basic, clinical, population and prevention 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 UMGCCC'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.

UMGCCC'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.

Learn more in the UMGCCC Fact Sheet.

The Greenebaums: Our Patrons

Stewart and Marlene Greenebaum

In 1996, Baltimore-based real estate developer Stewart Greenebaum and his wife, Marlene, made a $10 million gift to the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The largest private contribution ever made to the School or Hospital, the gift was made in recognition of the Medical Center’s "extraordinary growth and progress."

In recognition of the record-breaking gift, the Medical System and School of Medicine renamed the University of Maryland Cancer Center after the Greenebaums.

Learn more about the Greenebaums and their relationship with UMGCCC.