Press Releases

    Safe Sleep and Breastfeeding Advocates Come Together in NAPPSS
    October 20, 2016

    In recent years, recommendations for breast feeding and safe sleep for infants have led to enormous challenges in moving from recommendations to action that benefit infant health. Now, a coalition funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to coalesce more than 60 groups to develop plans that move from “do and don’t” lists toward achieving the goals of breastfeeding and safe sleep advocates.

  • A Common Nerve Protein Elevated in Aggressive Neuroblastomas
    October 12, 2016

    A protein produced by nerve cells appears to be elevated in the blood of those with an aggressive form of neuroblastoma. The finding, published online October 12 in the American Journal of Pathology, could potentially lead to a prognostic test for the disease or be used to monitor its progress.

  • Zika Virus - Subject Matter Experts
    October 12, 2016

    Zika virus information continues to flow from various countries’ health ministries and other sources. Georgetown University professors are paying special attention to this global health threat and are available to provide context and expert comment.

  • Capital Breast Care Center Hosts Annual Gift of Life Breakfast
    October 7, 2016

    Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC), a community-based program of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Research, presents its 9th Annual Gift of Life Breakfast on Friday, October 14.

  • Clarivate Analytics and Georgetown University Named a USPTO Cancer Moonshot Challenge Winner
    October 6, 2016

    Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced its third place win with Georgetown University in the USPTO Cancer Moonshot Challenge held by the U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Chris Mortensen to Receive the 2016 NFLPA Georgetown Lombardi Award
    October 4, 2016

    Award-winning ESPN journalist Chris Mortensen has been named this year’s NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award honoree. Mortensen and his courageous battle against cancer will be recognized at the 30th Anniversary Lombardi Gala on October 29 in Washington, D.C.

  • Inhibiting Production of One Protein Restores Treatment Benefit in Resistant Breast Cancer
    October 3, 2016

    A team of investigators led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has found, in animal models of human breast cancer, that inhibiting a single protein restores sensitivity to tamoxifen, a commonly used drug for treatment of some breast cancers.

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    GUMC Launches Center for Global Health Science and Security
    September 30, 2016

    Georgetown University Medical Center announces the launch of the Center for Global Health Science and Security (GHSS) to conduct research to help build sustainable capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies worldwide. The GHSS is led by Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, and Julie Fischer, PhD.

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    Georgetown Receives FDA Clearance to Conduct Clinical Trial with Nilotinib in Alzheimer’s Disease
    September 29, 2016

    Georgetown University Medical Center today announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its review of an investigational new drug application (IND) for the use of nilotinib in a phase II clinical trial for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

  • New Clinical Trial Will Test Cancer Drug as Alzheimer's Treatment
    September 29, 2016

    The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announces a $2.1 million grant awarded to R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD, of Georgetown University Medical Center to conduct a phase II clinical trial of low-dose nilotinib (marketed as Tasigna® for use as a cancer therapy) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.