MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center offers you access to a diverse group of nationally and internationally renowned specialists in many forms of cancer who are dedicated to your health, treatment and healing. Our medical, surgical and radiation oncologists collaborate with additional support staff such as registered dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists, and other clinicians to cover all aspects of your cancer journey. No matter what type of cancer you’re fighting, we have you covered.
Cancer treatment rapidly evolves with new technologies and scientific advances. That’s why we stay up-to-date on current research and bring in the latest technologies that combat cancer, such as Halcyon™ and ZAP-X®. In 2019, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center became one of only two hospitals in Maryland to use the new, revolutionary Halcyon™ machine to treat patients. This machine allows you to receive treatment quickly, from the best radiation equipment available. In 2020, we became one of only three hospitals in the world, and the first hospital on the East Coast, to house the renowned ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery™ machine. This machine offers non-invasive treatment for some of the most complex types of brain tumors. In addition to these innovative machines, MedStar Southern Maryland is also home to a state-of-the-art infusion center and a new women's imaging suite with on-site DEXA scanning, ultrasound and 3D mammography services.
As part of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, we belong to a regional network of hospitals, research centers and practices that bring top-quality, research-inspired care closer to where you live or work. We recently received accreditation as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program (CCCP) by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) – a designation granted to only 30 percent of cancer programs in the U.S.
We take a multidisciplinary team approach, which means all of your specialists and clinicians – from radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons -- work together in one location to develop your unique, individualized care plan. We recognize cancer affects more than just your physical health. That’s why we offer a full range of support services for you and your loved ones at each step of the cancer journey. These services address your physical, psychological, social, spiritual and financial needs to provide the best healing experience possible. Our comprehensive support services include access to
The MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute combines medical expertise, breakthrough therapies and the latest research to deliver excellent cancer care throughout MedStar Health. Our research engine, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the only comprehensive cancer center in Washington, D.C., designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This designation recognizes that our cancer center meets or exceeds rigorous standards for performing state-of-the-art research focused on developing better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. This partnership with Georgetown Lombardi gives you access to clinical trials and the latest innovations in cancer care.
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital is COC (Commission on Cancer) accredited. To be accredited by the COC, a cancer program must prove to have: Comprehensive, patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary team-approach, access to information on clinical and new treatment options, ongoing monitoring of care and lifelong patient follow-up, Psycho-social support and survivorship care, and continuous quality improvements in care.