Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Report





Over the past year at Lombardi we have conducted a rigorous strategic planning process and in doing so have reinforced the elements that make up our mission:

  • Patient Care
  • Research
  • Education
  • Community

These elements have always been at our core, but as we move forward, we find continued inspiration in the important new ways that we can address each of these critical areas of Lombardi's mission.

These four elements of our mission do not exist in a vacuum-they are intimately connected:

  • Patient care is impacted by our research findings,
  • Our education activities are anchored in the patient care and research activities,
  • Our community initiatives seek to provide education, patient care, and venues for research.

This report highlights some of the exciting advances at Lombardi from 2008, within each of these four mission elements, as well as across them.

I would like to end by thanking the many dedicated friends of Lombardi who make possible our advances in the fight against cancer.  Your support makes an impact every single day.

Louis M. Weiner, MD
Director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center