The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Lombardi is one of only 40 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. The director of the Cancer Center is Louis M. Weiner, MD.
Established in 1970, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is named for legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, who was treated for cancer at Georgetown University Hospital. What began as a small clinic treating cancer patients has grown into a state-of-the-art cancer center housing more than 240,000 square feet of clinic and research space.
In 1974, Georgetown Lombardi became the 16th NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the country. Today, we remain the only center with this designation in the Washington, DC, area, and one of just 40 in the entire country.
In February 2008, Louis Weiner, MD, director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses cancer and various treatments available at the Cancer Center with WUSA9. Watch the video of that interview below.