Why Choose Our Cancer Care Services


Clinical Trials at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center works closely with the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital cancer team to provide you with the best cancer treatment plan. Putting research to the test through this new partnership, our patients have access to cutting-edge technology and novel therapeutics that hold promise for the advancement of medicine and patient care. We provide seamless, coordinated care for our patients who choose to participate in one or more studies. Learn more about clinical trials available through the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation


The National Cancer Institute designates Lombardi a comprehensive cancer center, one of just 47 nationwide, and representing just 2 percent of cancer centers.

The criteria are rigorous, focused on a center’s ability to conduct meaningful research and incorporate promising results National Cancer Institute into clinical care. The designation means:

  • Greater access to grants
  • Ability to conduct more clinical trials, giving you access to tomorrow’s therapies today and providing options to patients who may have run out of them

Some of our clinical trials attract patients from around the country. Our researchers are solving the mysteries of cancer’s origins and progression, to improve detection and prevention efforts. They’re also refining current therapies and creating better ones.

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Cancer Program at MedStar Montgomery has earned accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer as a Community Hospital Cancer Program continually since 1984. 
  • In 2016, the MedStar Montgomery Cancer Program’s team of physicians and associates participated in quality studies and quality improvements. Read the 2016 Cancer Program Quality Update to learn more.

Patient Resources 

  • The Oncology Patient and Family Advisory Council brings together cancer survivors, caregivers, physicians, nurses, and support staff  for the purpose of advancing the MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Cancer Program’s understanding and commitment to the delivery of quality cancer care.