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The GW Cancer Center Patient Experience

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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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When faced with cancer, there are many difficult questions

Who are the best doctors? Where can I get help? Will I get well? But there's no question about where to go: The GW Cancer Center.

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Cold Therapy Offers Promising Prevention Against Taxane-Induced Dermatologic Events

WASHINGTON (Oct. 31, 2018) – Due to their broad antitumor activity that inhibits the function of microtubules, taxanes are common chemotherapeutic agents utilized for the management of multiple cancer types from breast to prostate. Unfortunately, the frequency of their use is equally matched by...

New multi-disciplinary cancer clinical space
GW Cancer Center Opens New Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Clinical Space

A host of representatives from throughout the George Washington University (GW) health care community joined GW Cancer Center leadership on Oct. 17 to cut the ribbon on a new multi-disciplinary cancer clinical space in the ground floor of the GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA) Ambulatory...

New Study Finds Nanoparticles Show Promise in Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Adam Friedman, MD, is the senior author of a study on the efficacy of nanoparticles in therapies for triple-negative breast cancer.

Dr. Friedman Sees a Patient in the Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic
WUSA9 Interviews Dr. Adam Friedman of the Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic

Dr. Adam Friedman joins breast cancer survivor Mariam Said to discuss side effects of cancer treatment and how the Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic at the GW Cancer Center is giving patients hope and resources for relief.

Norman Lee, PhD, professor of pharmacology and physiology
GW Cancer Center Researcher Receives More than $1.8M for Study on Prostate Cancer Disparities

Norman Lee, PhD, is investigating the mechanism behind dysregulation splicing factor expression.

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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 2018

GW Cancer Center Magazine 2018 Cover

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