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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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GW Cancer Center Researcher Receives More Than $700K for Neuroblastoma Research

Rohan Fernandes, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, received more than $700,000 from the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to research treatment for neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that forms in certain types of nerve...

GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences Participates in Scientific Research Summit in Spain

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences will participate in the First International Scientific Research Summit of the GW-Spain Consortium in Madrid. The summit was created in partnership with the GW Cancer Center, SMHS researchers, the school's Office of International Medicine Programs, and key partners in Spain.

The GW Mammovan
The GW Cancer Center Announces New Mobile Mammography Van in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON (Oct. 18, 2017) — The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce that a new state-of-the-art mobile mammography van, known as the GW Mammovan, will provide breast cancer screening to women in the Washington, D.C. region.

Leaders in front of the Mammovan
Blush Luncheon Celebrates New Mammovan

Twenty-one years after the start of the George Washington University (GW) Medical Faculty Associates’ (MFA) Mobile Mammography Program, supporters gathered at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17 for the Blush Luncheon to toast a new mammovan and the future of the program....

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, accepted a check from the Avon Foundation
GW Cancer Center Receives $100,000 from Avon Foundation for Patient Navigator

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at GW Cancer Center, accepted a check from the Avon Foundation at the annual Avon Walk in Washington, D.C. The money will fund a patient navigator who will provide resources to help breast cancer patients in the D.C. area.

Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, director of the George Washington University Cancer Center
T-cells Lacking HDAC11 Enzyme Perform More Effectively in Destroying Cancer Cells

A team of researchers at GW Cancer Center found that T-cells lacking in the HDAC11 enzyme performed better in attacking cancer tumor cells. This research highlights the importance of treating HDAC11 as an immunotherapeutic target.

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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 2017

Realign Fall 2017

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