Press Releases

  • Photo of Louis M. Weiner, MD, director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Georgetown’s Cancer Center Director Praises Passage of 21st Century Cures Act
    December 7, 2016

    The U.S. Senate voted to pass the 21st Century Cures Act this afternoon – a vote that follows passage in the House last week. Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University says the bill is critical to moving the needle on cancer treatments

  • Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer: A Three-Part Symposium
    Georgetown Lombardi Hosts Patient/Physician Symposium Focused on GI Cancers
    November 29, 2016

    The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts its 7th Annual “Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer,” a symposium for medical professionals, patients and advocates, Dec. 1-3, 2016.

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    Thanksgiving Conversation Survival Guide Post-Election
    November 21, 2016

    Preparing dinner for a house packed with hungry family members on Thanksgiving Day can be stressful enough, but pepper it with conversation about politics and the 2016 election earlier this month, and the day could spoil easily.

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    Georgetown Team Sets Off to Antarctica in Search of Traces of Ancient Life
    November 21, 2016

    A quest to understand if and how life can endure in extreme cold— on Earth and, perhaps one day, on Mars — is sending a team of Georgetown University researchers to Antarctica to search for, and then sequence, ancient bacteria.

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    Volunteers Needed to Evaluate Sesame Street’s Autism Initiative
    November 15, 2016

    Parents of children with autism under the age of six are invited to participate in a new study designed to evaluate “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.” The initiative, developed by Sesame Workshop, is designed to reduce stigma and build understanding about autism spectrum disorder.

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    Let’s “Get Smart About Antibiotics” Week
    November 14, 2016

    The discovery of antibiotics remains one of the most important medical advances to date, but overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics has led to many infections becoming resistant to treatment.

  • Dr. Roger I. Glass
    GUMC Selects Global Health Champion Roger I. Glass as Recipient of Highest Award
    November 11, 2016

    Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) will honor Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, with the 2016 Cura Personalis Award at its Ninth Annual GUMC Convocation on Thursday, Nov. 17. Glass also will be the Convocation keynote speaker.

  • Georgetown University Medical Center Convocation Colloquium To Focus On Global Health
    November 11, 2016

    What is academia’s role and responsibility in addressing global health priorities? That is the central theme to be discussed at Georgetown University Medical Center’s (GUMC) Ninth Annual Convocation Colloquium titled Building Global Health Capacity at Georgetown: Responsibilities and Priorities on Thursday, Nov. 17.

  • Dr. Anton Wellstein
    Georgetown Researchers Describe Method to Study Real Time Cancer Invasion
    November 3, 2016

    A research team at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has described the steps, in both written and video format, that allow cancer investigators to track, in real time, cancer cell invasion and metastasis in transparent zebrafish embryos. Using these fish models, researchers can find answers to cancer questions in one to three days instead of months for the typical mouse model.

  • One of nine graphic warnings labels for cigarette packaging and advertisements from HHS unveiled in 2011.  Source: FDA
    Study: Graphic Pictures On Cigarette Packs Would Significantly Reduce Smoking Death Rate
    November 3, 2016

    Using prominent, graphic pictures on cigarette packs warning against smoking could avert more than 652,000 deaths, up to 92,000 low birth weight infants, up to 145,000 preterm births, and about 1,000 cases of sudden infant deaths in the U.S. over the next 50 years, say researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.