Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director: Dr. Louis M. Weiner • Research Building, Suite E501, 3970 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057 • Phone: 202-697-2110 • Web site: http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/
Established in 1970, the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is named in honor of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, who was treated for cancer at Georgetown University Hospital. What began as a small clinic treating cancer patients is now a state-of-the-art cancer center housing more than 240,000 square feet of clinic and research space. As Lombardi has grown, its mission has remained constant - to provide the most advanced treatments available, to train future cancer specialists, and to cure cancer in its many forms.
Lombardi was first designated as an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974 in conjunction with Howard University, and the designation was renewed for Lombardi as a single-site center in 1990. It remains the only comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. It receives $97 million in grant funding, has nearly 200 full-time faculty members, and 220 ongoing clinical trials. Today, Lombardi presses forward under the visionary leadership of its director, Dr. Louis M. Weiner, who was recruited in October 2007.
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Education and training at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center spans all levels of learning. The cancer center has four master's programs (in biostatistics, health physics, tumor biology, and a joint program in cancer genetics, epidemiology, and control), as well as a Ph.D. and combined M.D./Ph.D. program in tumor biology. Additionally, three postdoctoral training programs are offered at Lombardi: a medical genetics fellowship, clinical fellowships in hematology/oncology and palliative care, and research fellowships in tumor biology.