Our Story

Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC) was founded in 2004 to ensure that all women in the Washington, D.C. area have access to the breast care they need. The District of Columbia has the highest rates of breast cancer mortality in the nation. Women in the District—especially low-income, minority women—may face many barriers to receiving breast cancer screening services and health education though they are at risk for some of the most aggressive types of breast cancer. 

CBCC is a program of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Program, under the direction of Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell. CBCC is a community-based and accredited mammography facility in Washington, D.C., It provides culturally sensitive breast cancer screening services and health and wellness education guided by evidence-based practices to all women in the Washington, D.C., area, regardless of their ability to pay.

CBCC works closely with community clinics, community-based organizations and healthcare providers dedicated to increasing mammography adherence. We have partnered with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, whose radiologists interpret our patients' mammography results. The Hospital Center also provides clinical and administrative services, such as providing CBCC with an onsite, certified mammography technician and supervising overall management of CBCC's radiology operation. CBCC is clinical partners with MedStar Health.

CBCC/Georgetown Lombardi is a community-based breast cancer screening clinic in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area that provides screening and navigation services to women, regardless of their ability to pay. Evidence-based practices enhance our work and researchers at Georgetown Lombardi work to improve our ability to serve our patients.

Capital Breast Care Center is a licensed, FDA-certified mammography facility, accredited by the American College of Radiology.