Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is a modern, patient-focused facility situated on the Georgetown University and MedStar/Georgetown University Hospital campuses. It offers patients access to the latest diagnostic technologies to diagnose, stage and monitor cancers, including high-resolution spiral CT, MRI and PET scans, along with state-of-the-artpathology services. The array of treatment options include Chemotherapy, Hormone therapy, Monoclonal antibody therapy, Radiation therapy, Cutting-edge clinical trials, and Comprehensive education and support services—an integral component of patient care.
In addition, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and MedStar/Georgetown University Hospital have received many awards, including:
National Cancer Institute-designated "Comprehensive Cancer Center"
The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only "comprehensive cancer center" in the Washington, DC, area as designated by the National Cancer Institute. To receive this designation, a cancer center must meet strict criteria that includes:
- A strong core of basic laboratory research in several fields,
- The ability to translate those research findings into therapies that can one day be used to treat patients,
- A program of high-priority clinical trials, and
- A commitment to community service and outreach activities related to cancer prevention and control.
Nursing Magnet Hospital
MedStar/Georgetown University Hospital is the first and only hospital in Washington, D.C. to attain Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This prestigious award recognizes hospital-based nursing teams that meet the nation's highest standards. Magnet Racognition places our nursing team among the top 6% in the nation. In short, it is a seal of approval for quality nursing care and an environment that is supportive of their nurses.
Breast Health "Center of Excellence"
The breast imaging center at MedStar/Georgetown University Hospital has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), making it the only breast imaging center in the Washington, DC, area to receive the designation. The Center of Excellence designation indicates that breast imaging at Georgetown's Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center has the mandatory accreditation and has voluntarily participated in a rigorous review process to ensure it has met and exceeded nationally accepted patient care standards. This Center of Excellence status has been granted to only 2 percent of certified breast imaging centers in the United States.
Washingtonian magazine sent questionnaires to 6,500 area (Baltimore-Washington) physicians asking them what doctors they would send members of their families to in 34 medical specialties. The "Top Doctors" selections in some respects constitute an all-star list. We are very pleased that many Georgetown physicians are frequently listed among the "Top Doctors" year after year.