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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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Recent News

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Clinical Considerations for CTCL: Ask an Expert with Frank Glass, MD

When chronic, unresponsive eruptions don't respond to standard treatments, think cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, says L. Frank Glass, MD in an interview with Adam Friedman, MD.

GW Cancer Center opened the Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic
GW Cancer Center Opens Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2017) — The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce the opening of the Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic. This clinic is the only one of...

Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, director of the George Washington University Cancer Center
GW Cancer Center Researchers Look at Resistance to Targeted Therapy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

WASHINGTON (June 14, 2017) — Today some patients suffering with mantle cell lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, can be treated with a pill called ibrutinib, forgoing conventional chemotherapy. However, many are developing a resistance to this treatment. Research published in Nature Communications...

Jennifer Bires
Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C, Named 2017 Oncology Social Worker of the Year

Congratulations to Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C, program coordinator of patient support services at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. Bires will be named 2017 Oncology Social Worker of the Year at the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Annual Conference to be held May 31-June 2 in Denver.

Allison Harvey, MPH, CHES
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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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

Cover photo of the GW Cancer Center Re:Image publication

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