February 8, 2019
A new study conducted at cancer centers around the country, including at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, supports the routine use of a radiation treatment for prostate cancer that delivers a high dose of therapy in a very short time frame.
February 7, 2019
The immunotherapy that has revolutionized treatment of many cancers appears to offer similar benefit to cancer patients living with HIV, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
January 10, 2019
Findings in a new study by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center suggest that the majority of people with chronic fatigue syndrome who seek treatment at hospital emergency departments do not receive proper care.
December 20, 2018
Direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits have become popular holiday gifts. However, genetic counselor Beth N. Peshkin, MS, LCGC, of Georgetown University School of Medicine and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center encourages consumers to understand the pros and cons before gifting or using one of these kits.
December 14, 2018
Georgetown medical ethicist Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, commended the World Health Organization for announcing that it will establish a global multi-disciplinary expert panel examining the various challenges associated with human gene editing, an action sparked by a Chinese scientist’s claim that he performed genetic editing on twin girls before birth.
December 11, 2018
The National Academy of Inventors has named Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, to its 2018 class of fellows.
December 7, 2018
The low unemployment rate in the U.S. is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A recent Georgetown University Medical Center study found that quality of care in nursing homes improves during periods of recession and worsens when the economy is good.
November 26, 2018
GUMC medical ethicist Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, responds to media reports that a Chinese scientist says he performed the first known case of humans undergoing genetic editing before birth.
November 20, 2018
A comprehensive analysis published by a team of researchers including scientists from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center indicates that cigarette smoking among youth and young adults dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017 just as e-cigarette use became more popular with these age groups.
November 14, 2018
A team of neurologists at Georgetown University Medical Center has identified a protein that can control the build up and breakdown of Lewy bodies, a defining feature of Parkinson’s disease and other similar forms of neurodegeneration.