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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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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.

Norman Lee, PhD, professor of pharmacology and physiology
Genetic Variation by RNA Splicing May Lead to Tumor Aggressiveness and Drug Resistance in African American Men with Prostate Cancer

Norman Lee, PhD, professor of pharmacology and physiology, published research in Nature Communications finding that a form of genetic variation, called differential RNA splicing, may have a role in tumor aggressiveness and drug resistance in African American men with prostate cancer.

Adam Friedman speaks with staff member Dillon Nussbaum in the Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic.
New Clinic Aims to Improve Quality of Life for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients dealing with the often painful and unrecognized impacts of chemotherapy and other treatment on the skin, hair and nails have a new place at George Washington University to turn to for help.

Frank Glass, MD
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...

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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