Press Releases

  • NEJM Perspective: “The FDA, E-Cigarettes, and the Demise of Combusted Tobacco”
    October 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON – The popularity of E-cigarettes could lead to the “demise” of cigarette smoking and save thousands of lives, but not until they are proven safe and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s the message from two Georgetown University Medical Center researchers in a perspective piece published Oct. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  • 28th Annual Lombardi Gala to Benefit Cancer Research
    October 3, 2014

    WASHINGTON – The 28th Annual Lombardi Gala, a celebration to benefit Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Washington Hilton.

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  • Media Advisory: Capital Breast Care Center Gift of Life Breakfast
    October 3, 2014

    WASHINGTON – Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC), a community-based program of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, presents its 7th Annual Gift of Life Breakfast. At this year’s event, CBCC is celebrating its 10-year anniversary and service to more than 10,000 patients.

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  • Stuart Scott Named 2014 Recipient of NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award
    October 2, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington and the NFL Players Association have selected ESPN sports anchor Stuart Scott as the recipient of its annual award. Scott will receive the NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award during the 28th Annual Lombardi Gala on Sat., Oct. 18, in Washington.

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  • New Guidelines for Treatment of Hypothyroidism Endorse Current Therapy
    September 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Levothyroxine is considered the gold standard therapy for an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), and a new review of therapies for the condition — including combining levothyroxine with another agent — has not altered that assessment, say a team of investigators.

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  • Landmark Medicare Law Had Little Impact on Reducing Chemotherapy Cost
    September 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Legislation passed in 2003 to slow the spiraling costs of drugs paid for by the federal government to treat Medicare patients has had no meaningful impact on cancer chemotherapy drug costs, say a team of researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology published online Sept. 29.

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  • The Ebola Crisis: Subject Experts for Media Interviews
    September 28, 2014

    Georgetown University Medical Center professors offer expertise for journalists seeking interviews in a variety of subjects related to the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa. Topics range from infectious diseases control and treatment, vaccine development, clinical trials, ethics of human subjects in clinical studies, global public health and legal limits of health laws.

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  • Safe Passages Into Adulthood: Preventing Gender-Based Violence and Its Consequences
    September 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Gender-based violence affects the physical and mental health of girls and boys, men and women worldwide. A recent study by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University addresses the challenge of developing effective strategies to change inequitable and harmful social norms that result in gender-based violence.

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  • Boys with Autism Demonstrate Surprising Strength in Grammar Processing
    September 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Autism is often characterized by language and communication deficits. Yet a study by neuroscientists found that boys with high-functioning autism were significantly faster at a key task of grammar abilities — producing past tenses for regular verbs — than were boys without autism.

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  • Identifying a Better Message Strategy for Dissuading Smokers: Add the Positive
    September 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Which is more likely to convince a smoker to quit? The words, “Warning: cigarettes cause cancer” beneath the image of an open mouth with a cancerous lesion and rotten teeth, or the same image with the words, “Warning: Quitting smoking reduces the risk of cancer”?

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