Clinical Departments

Adult Hematology/Oncology Clinic

Physicians of the Division of Hematology and Oncology are dedicated to the medical treatment and care of adults with cancer. Our physicians may specialize in Oncology, Hematology or both. Many are involved in translational research, meaning they conduct research studies, enabling many new treatments to be brought to you as soon as they are approved for use. Several of our physicians also teach in our medical school. We believe this combination of research, education and clinical treatment helps ensure that care provided you is on the cutting edge.

The Division of Hematology and Oncology offers appointments Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact our appointment line at 202-444-2223 for the availability of your specific doctor and the type of service you require. Each physician may not be available on all days.

Learn more about the Hematology Program at Georgetown Lombardi.

Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation

The bone marrow transplantation program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to both clinical and laboratory research.

The clinical realm involves allogeneic transplantation using matched related donors, unrelated donors and cord blood transplantations. One particularly active area of research is in high-risk breast cancer patients. We have been evaluating the use of immune therapy following high dose chemotherapy and stem cell infusions since 1994.

In the laboratory, the researchers and physicians are evaluating ways to stimulate a patient's immune system after transplantation using the patient's own cells. This type of therapy has extended to treatment of breast cancer and hematologic malignancies, including the lymphomas. We are also working in collaboration with other institutions evaluating new therapies for multiple myeloma.

Clinical Coagulation Laboratory

Besides its reputation for excellence in oncology, the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center is also renowned in hematology. Under the direction of Craig M. Kessler, MD, Lombardi's Center for Thrombotic and Bleeding Disorders and the federally funded Comprehensive Hemophilia Care Center are among the most respected treatment and research programs in the country. In addition, the Division of Hematology is recognized for its high quality of patient care and research in other hematologic diseases.

This laboratory provides consultations and diagnostic studies related to the problems of hemorrhage and thrombosis. In addition to regular studies, the laboratory is capable of assaying for all coagulation factors, factor inhibitors, platelet function tests and antithrombin III. The focus of recently introduced tests is on laboratory evaluation of hypercoagulability (thrombophilia). Close coordination between laboratory personnel and the director permits clinicopathological correlation.

  • Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Phone: (202) 444-3541
  • Contact: Craig M. Kessler, M.D.

Gynecologic Oncology

The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, division of Gynecologic Oncology, provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for women with gynecologic malignancies (including, but not limited to Ovarian, Cervical, Endometrial). Services include evaluation and treatment of both pre-cancerous as well as cancerous conditions of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, and vulva. Treatment modalities can include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation; all administered under the direction of the experienced, board certified Gynecologic Oncologist.

Current information about Gynecologic cancers (ovarian, cervical, endometrial, and more), incidence and survival statistics, treatment options, causes and prevention, coping strategies, clinical trials, and research, are available online from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

Infusion Center

Chemotherapy and blood component therapy is administered in Georgetown University Hospital's dedicated oncology infusion center, which has 14 infusion chairs and a six-bed day hospital. The infusion center also is equipped with a laboratory to facilitate pharmacokinetics studies that require repeated bloodsampling.

  • Patient Appointments: Please call Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Robert Warren, M.D.
  • Phone: (202) 444-4399

Ourisman Breast Health Center

Palliative Care & Pain Management

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Psychosocial Oncology

A psychologist works in conjunction with the oncology team to address the emotional well-being of patients and their families. Therapy may address issues such as distress, adjustment, anxiety, depression, family issues, and coping techniques.

To learn more or to make an appointment, please call: (202) 687-6925

 

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