Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center experts at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, have expertise in managing all types of breast cancers. The Sullivan Breast Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital is a comprehensive center offering everything from breast imaging and biopsies to genetic testing and counseling.
Tailored Cancer Treatments
Our medical and radiation oncologists, and surgeons, as well as pathologists, radiologists, pain medicine specialists, oncology nurses, patient navigators, social workers, geneticists, lymphedema specialists and others work together to support each patient’s experience. Patients at our center benefit from the expertise of our multidisciplinary team and have access to clinical trials. An individualized care plan is developed for every patient that maximizes the opportunity for a successful outcome. We also offer reconstructive breast surgery. Additionally, patients at our center have access to clinical trials and novel treatment approaches. Our oncologists can help provide more information.
A Full Array of Cancer Treatments
Our breast cancer experts offer a range of tailored treatment options, including chemotherapy and radiation, and surgery, as well as endocrine therapy and targeted therapies, such as anti-HER2 therapy.
Some cancers may benefit from proton therapy, which uses high energy beams to deliver radiation. The Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital is one of the largest and most advanced centers in the U.S., with three treatment rooms.
Patient Support Services
Beyond medical treatment, our program has other innovative methods of supporting our patients. See our Center for Patient and Family Services page for information about social work, survivorship, patient navigation, spiritual support and other services, or call 202-537-4107.
Programs offered at Sibley for cancer survivors include classes in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, reiki and art therapy. We also host a breast cancer support group at Sibley, a survivorship series for post-treatment education and support, and an annual Living with Breast Cancer symposium at Suburban. Many options have been moved to online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn about the Talk and Walk program at Suburban Hospital, which allows patients who have had breast cancer to learn about breast cancer-related topics, socialize and get some exercise.
Learn about the Breast Cancer Ambassador program, which brings breast cancer survivor volunteers to the bedsides of patients who have had mastectomies, to offer gift baskets and offer encouragement.