Laura Cavender

Georgetown Hosts National Cancer Institute Director John Niederhuber

Dr. Niederhuber to present John Potter Distinguished Lecture; Dr. Potter was founding director of Lombardi Cancer Center

Who: John Niederhuber, MD, Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. A nationally renowned surgeon and researcher, Dr. Niederhuber has dedicated his four-decade career to the treatment and study of cancer-- as a professor, cancer center director, National Cancer Advisory Board chair, external advisor to the NCI, grant reviewer, and laboratory investigator supported by NCI and the National Institutes of Health.

Also speaking will be Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia and Lombardi Director Louis M. Weiner.

What: Dr. Niederhuber presents the John Potter Distinguished Lecture at Georgetown University Medical Center, "Frontiers of Cancer Research."

Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center  was founded at Georgetown University in honor of all-star football coach Vincent T. Lombardi in 1971 by John F. Potter, MD, a member of Vince Lombardi’s oncology team. In 1974, in conjunction with Howard University, Lombardi Cancer Center became the 16th NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The designation was renewed for Lombardi as a single site center in 1990 under the direction of director Dr. Marc Lippman, and again in 2003 under Dr. Richard Pestell.

Gorman Auditorium
Georgetown University Hospital
Ground Floor
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057

Directions to Georgetown University Hospital are available here.

When: Friday, October 10, 2008, 4:00 p.m.

Editor's Note: Media are invited to attend but must RSVP with the GUMC Office of Communications at (202) 687-5100.