“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 37.9/100
Drug discovery, and cancer prevention and control.
Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center that strives to meld scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education, and partnership with the community. This site offers some of the most advanced clinical techniques and equipment available, including the CyberKnife robotic radiation therapy system. The center maintains a very large clinical trials program. A research focus is early detection. Lombardi has started an initiative to develop medicines with potential therapeutic properties against druggable molecular targets. It is a member of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Network, an entity that bolsters cancer research and treatment by coordinating those activities at Georgetown University Lombardi and three other MedStar Washington-region hospitals.