Collaboration Provider Greater Access to World-class Cancer Care

Louis Weiner, MD, director, MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, and Albert Aboulafia, MD, FACS, MBA, director, MedStar Baltimore Region Cancer Network, stand outside the newly renamed cancer center at the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus.

MedStar Health has long been committed to providing patients with the highest quality cancer care available in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas. As the region’s largest provider of healthcare services, we are fortunate to have significant resources that we can tap into to meet the unique needs of our cancer patients. And we are always looking for ways to leverage these resources to enhance the care we provide.

We are excited to announce that the cancer programs at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus have officially become part of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, a regional program that also includes MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.

This further ensures that all of our cancer patients will receive the best possible care, no matter where they are located. MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute covers the full continuum of care—from screening, prevention, research, diagnosis, and treatment, to a personalized cancer rehabilitation program and survivorship offerings.

The benefits to patients are numerous. It will make accessing the region’s top cancer specialists and resources even easier. It will enhance patient care by fostering greater collaboration among the many nationally recognized experts across our system.

It will also support our multidisciplinary model of care by facilitating our ability to combine our collective strengths to develop targeted treatment plans that address our patients’ individual needs.

In addition, it will provide patients with greater access to the hundreds of clinical trials and research studies being conducted through Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nation’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, which serves as the institute’s research engine.

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