Five Days with Lombardi

Celebrating 50 Years of Changing Lives at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center


Fifty years ago, a seed was planted when iconic NFL coach Vince Lombardi arrived at Georgetown University Hospital for diagnosis and treatment of an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. Though his life was cut short, Lombardi’s legacy lives on through the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We honor this important milestone and the people who made it possible with Five Days with Lombardi. From October 5 – 9, 2020, we will gather (virtually) for a week of education, celebration, and community.

We invite you to join us as we mark Georgetown Lombardi’s 50th Anniversary, and look forward to the next 50 years!


for your support of 5 Days with Lombardi! We are inspired by the week’s experiences and energized as we embark on the next 50 years at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Were you unable to join us live? View the recordings of each of our fabulous virtual events!

President DeGioia

A Message from President DeGioia

Georgetown President John J. DeGioia shares his reflections on this important milestone and what sets Georgetown Lombardi apart.

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Learn about research and innovation taking place at Georgetown Lombardi. Engage directly with our physicians and find answers to your cancer related questions.


Experience our programs that care for the whole person. Join a virtual book club; design your day with a meditative drawing class; or, cook a delicious and nourishing meal with a dietician and guest chef.

Learn about DC’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. Celebrate the achievements of our clinicians and researchers and honor the community of supporters who help make our work possible.