Press Releases

  • Protein Implicated in Osteosarcoma’s Spread Acts As Air Traffic Controller
    July 6, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The investigation of a simple protein has uncovered its uniquely complicated role in the spread of the childhood cancer, osteosarcoma. It turns out the protein, called ezrin, acts like an air traffic controller, coordinating multiple functions within a cancer cell and allowing it to endure stress conditions encountered during metastasis.

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  • Macy Foundation President’s Grant Supports Refugee Health Education at Georgetown
    June 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has awarded a President’s Grant to Georgetown family medicine physician Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP, to create a comprehensive curriculum to educate health professions students, residents and clinicians about the health needs of immigrants, migrants, torture survivors, asylum seekers and refugees.

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  • Understanding Health Care Needs Among Rural Liberians
    June 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — As Liberia rebuilds a health care system decimated by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, understanding precisely how far citizens live from health facilities and its impact on seeking care can help shape new strategies to improve health care delivery and reduce geographic disparities.

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  • The Men's Event XVI
    June 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (June 18 2015) – The 16th annual Washington, DC Men’s Event to support research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is scheduled for Monday, June 22.

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  • JAMA VIEWPOINT: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: A Global Health Challenge
    June 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON – The ongoing outbreak in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) is an important reminder that the Middle East respiratory virus (MERS-CoV) requires constant vigilance and could spread to other countries including the United States. However, MERS can be brought under control with effective public health strategies, say two Georgetown University public health experts.

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    June 16, 2015

    In anticipation of the Pope’s encyclical this week, Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment at Georgetown, says social justice should be considered when addressing climate change.

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  • Probing Ways to Convince Young Women Not to Use Indoor Tanning
    June 11, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Messages with images depicting the harsh realities of melanoma are more powerful than the text-only warning required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in persuading women to reconsider indoor tanning. This is according to a new study by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.

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  • State Regulations for Indoor Tanning Could Lead to a National Regulatory Framework
    May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON — A national regulatory framework designed to prevent and limit indoor tanning is needed to alleviate the cancer burden and reduce the billions in financial costs from preventable skin cancer, say two Georgetown University public health experts.

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  • Experimental Immunotherapy Shows High Response Rate in Advanced Lung Cancer
    May 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON — An early phase study testing an anti-PDL1 agent in combination with standard chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer has provided promising early results, prompting multiple phase III studies in lung cancer. The findings are being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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  • Unraveling the Mystery of α-synuclein in Neurodegenerative Disease and Reversing its Course
    May 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON — A team of neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center has shown how a protein, known to accumulate in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, activates the brain’s immune response.

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