February 17, 2018
At least 1 in 4,000 babies are affected by stroke shortly before, during, or after birth. A study led by Georgetown University Medical Center investigators found that a decade or two after a “perinatal” stroke damaged the left “language” side of their brain, affected individuals used the right sides of their brain for language.
February 12, 2018
Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in women ages 65 and older, according to research published by a team led by Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, associate professor of oncology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a member of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The findings could impact mammography screening decisions later in life.
February 10, 2018
A study led by Michael B. Atkins, MD, deputy director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, that combined an agent that blocks blood vessel formation with an immunotherapy agent was found to have promising anti-tumor activity and no unexpected side effects in an early-phase clinical trial in patients with advanced kidney cancer who had not been previously treated.
February 6, 2018
WASHINGTON -– Georgetown University Medical Center physicians and researchers are available to answer questions about medical topics related to athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympic.
January 30, 2018
Based on a novel approach to drug discovery, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center say an agent approved to treat a type of leukemia might also help young people with a much rarer and aggressive form of cancer, Ewing sarcoma.
January 29, 2018
A new study published by researchers led by Michael T. Ullman, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Georgetown University School of Medicine, concludes that language is learned in brain systems that are also used for other purposes and even pre-existed humans.
January 12, 2018
A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies. The work was conducted by a team of researchers co-led by Charles Holmes, MD, MPH, of Georgetown University Medical Center’s Center for Global Health and Quality and Georgetown’s School of Medicine.
January 4, 2018
A team of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has published a study that indicates that the most commonly used gene expression profile test used to help predict breast cancer recurrence may not be as cost-effective as once thought.
December 13, 2017
The National Academy of Inventors has named Jeffrey Toretsky, MD, a pediatric oncologist and researcher at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, to its 2017 class of fellows.
December 11, 2017
Consuming soy foods and cruciferous vegetables may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer treatment in breast cancer survivors, according to a team of scientists led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.