Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is a cancer center located on the medical campus of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. It is one of four components of the Georgetown University Medical Center and is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Additionally, it partners with MedStar Health for regional patient care. It is named in honor of Vince Lombardi, who was treated for cancer at Georgetown University Hospital.[1][2]

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Location3970 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, D.C., United States
Coordinates38°54′39.3″N 77°04′33.0″W / 38.910917°N 77.075833°W / 38.910917; -77.075833Coordinates: 38°54′39.3″N 77°04′33.0″W / 38.910917°N 77.075833°W / 38.910917; -77.075833
Religious affiliationCatholic (Jesuit)
Affiliated universityGeorgetown University Medical Center
ListsHospitals in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Lombardi was established in 1970 and received its initial National Cancer Institute designation in 1974. It was designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest level of certification for cancer centers, in 1990.[3][2]


Lombardi receives over $100 million in grant funding for research purposes.[4] These grants support research initiatives such as the Breast Cancer Research Program, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Experimental Therapeutics Program, and Molecular Oncology Program. Designated centers at Lombardi include the Ruesch Center for gastrointestinal cancers, the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research, the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, the Fisher Center for Hereditary Cancer and Clinical Genomics Research, and the Center for Drug Discovery.[5] The Capital Breast Care Center is located offsite.[6]


  1. ^ "About". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "History". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center". National Cancer Institute. July 26, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Lombardi At A Glance". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  5. ^ "Centers". Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  6. ^ "Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Redesignated by National Cancer Institute". MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2017-12-21.