Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
Lombardi Cancer Research Center
Doctors Affiliated with this Treatment Facility
The Lombardi Cancer Research Center at Georgetown University was established in 1970 and named for famed football coach, Vince Lombardi, who was treated for cancer at the University's hospital. The research center is part of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated facilities in the U.S., offering the best in cancer care for individuals with all types of the disease, like mesothelioma (a type of asbestos cancer).
The research program at Lombardi Research Center is divided into six established programs. These include Breast Cancer, Cancer Control, Carcinogenesis Biomarkers and Epidemiology, Growth Regulation of Cancer, Drug Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics, and Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Resistance.
More than 200 faculty members from prestigious Georgetown University are involved in these six research areas. As a complement to the research, the hospital regularly offers access to about 200 ongoing clinical trials in various phases.
Findings at the Lombardi Cancer Research Center are translated to treatment options for the many individuals who come to the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center each year for the diagnosis and treatment of various types of the disease. At Lombardi CCC, multi-disciplinary teams are assigned to each patient and are charged with the task of devising the best treatment program for that individual. In addition to these clinicians, support staff that includes psychological counselors, nutritionists, oncology nurses, and chaplains, provides additional guidance to patients and their families. There's also a unique Arts and Humanities program at Lombardi, which offers patients an opportunity to improve their quality of life during cancer treatment.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University