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Amy Jones
Breast Cancer

I don’t care what anybody says; when something like this comes up, it’s not only a test of your faith, it’s a test of endurance.

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Cara Scharf
Breast Cancer

This was not supposed to happen. I am only 25 years old. I was supposed to learn I had some fat lobules or whatever it was that people my age have. Not breast cancer.

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Aaron Wertlieb
Prostate Cancer

When a person is first diagnosed with cancer, they may not be in the best mindset, and yoga is a way to decompress.

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Allison Harvey, MPH, CHES, on Teaching Providers About Survivorship

Allison Harvey, MPH, CHES, of George Washington University, evaluates preliminary outcomes among primary care and oncology providers who took part in the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series (Abstract 78)....

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Frank Glass, M.D., Renowned Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, Joins GW Cancer Center to Lead the Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Multidisciplinary Clinic

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Frank Glass, M.D., an internationally renowned dermatologist and dermatopathologist who specializes in skin malignancies and in the diagnosis and treatment of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL), has joined the GW Cancer Center in fall 2016.

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Dr. Patricia Berg Selected as 2016 AAAS Fellow for Contributions in Biological Sciences

Patricia Berg, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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GW Cancer Center Opens Doors to Care, Research

Years of hard work and dedication toward enhancing George Washington University's cancer research and care culminated at the grand opening of the GW Cancer Center’s new space in the Science and Engineering Hall.

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GW Formally Launches New GW Cancer Center

The George Washington University (GW) formally launched the GW Cancer Center with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 7. The celebration took place on the eighth floor of the Science and Engineering Hall, where the new GW Cancer Center offices and lab spaces are located. The event signals a historic commitment from GW in the fight against cancer and the commitment to finding a cure.

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GW Cancer Center Approved for $15K Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for Community-led Research to Address LGBT Cancer Disparities

Congratulations to Mandi Pratt-Chapman, M.A., associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, who received a $15,000 Tier I Pipeline to Proposal Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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Frontiers in Medicine: What You Need to Know about Cancer Prevention and Screenings

There are myriad strategies for combating cancer, but the simple answer lies in screenings; early detection can significantly improve a patient’s odds for survival. The politics around screenings, however, are far from a straightforward equation of screening plus early detection equals a long, happy, healthy life.


GW Experts Available to Comment on Breast Cancer Stories

Experts at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences are available to comment on stories around Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Experts are available to comment on “stage 0” breast cancer diagnosis, personalized medicine, survivorship, trends in breast cancer care and treatment, and more.

GW Cancer Center Publication 2016

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It is within this context that the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and its partners, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, GW Hospital, and GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health, have made a major investment to establish the GW Cancer Center.

By leveraging the existing talent across the GW campus under one umbrella, the additional recruitment of top-notch investigators, and our bold vision of "driving innovative research, personalized patient care, and cancer policy in the nation's capital," GW Cancer Center is poised in the fight against cancer. Read Full Magazine