Press Releases

  • An Engineering Approach from Virginia Tech Helps Breast Cancer Researchers at Georgetown
    January 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Biologists working with engineers and physicists have found a molecule they say helps determine if breast cancer cells that are resistant to antiestrogen therapy will live or die.

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  • Cochlear Implant Users Can Hear, Feel the Beat in Music
    January 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON — People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team headed by an investigator at Georgetown University Medical Center. The scientists say exposure to the beat in music, such as drums, can improve the emotional and social quality-of-life of cochlear implant users and may even help improve their understanding and use of spoken language.

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  • Widespread Hepatitis C Screening – Do Benefits Outweigh Harms?
    January 13, 2015

    WASHINGTON – In light of recent recommendations for widespread hepatitis C screening, researchers are calling for clinical trials to determine if that screening would result in greater benefit or harm.

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  • FDA Approved Drug Extends Survival for Patients with Rare Cancer
    January 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Sunitinib, an agent approved for use in several cancers, provides unprecedented antitumor activity in thymic carcinoma, a rare but aggressive tumor of the thymus gland, according to a phase II clinical trial led by a researcher at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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  • Interrupting Cycle of Violence Before Young Perpetrators and Their Victims Reach Adulthood
    January 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON – Widespread among adolescents, intimate partner violence and sexual violence can place young people on a lifelong trajectory of aggression -- either as victims or perpetrators -- endangering their sexual and reproductive health now and in the future.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY
    January 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts famed photographer William Wegman for the opening of his solo exhibition “William Wegman: Out of the Box.” The works feature 22 framed photographs featuring his most recognizable subject matter: Weimaraner dogs.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY
    January 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital hosts famed photographer and painter William Wegman.

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  • New Clinical Trial Uses Genomics to Pair Lung Cancer Patients With Drugs
    January 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has launched a new study that uses tumor genomic profiling to match lung cancer patients with investigational drugs designed to target the specific gene alterations driving their particular cancers.

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  • Report on Response to Elk River Chemical Spill Defines Needed Communication Changes to Build Public Trust
    January 9, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- A report issued a year after the 2014 Elk River chemical spill in Charleston, W.V., concludes that the biggest challenge faced by health officials was public distrust stemming from uncertainty about the potential harms of the chemicals. “The Public Health System Response to the 2014 West Virginia Water Crisis” report by researchers at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) and Harvard School of Public Health, examines the communication and coordination within the public health system, as well as communication with the public.

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  • Statement from Louis Weiner, MD, on the Death of Stuart Scott
    January 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- The Georgetown Lombardi family is saddened to learn today of Stuart Scott’s passing. This fall, we chose Stuart to receive our 2014 NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award.

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