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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 Appoints Immunotherapy Researcher Catherine Bollard, MD as Associate Center Director for Translational Research and Innovation

Catherine Bollard, MD, has been appointed as the associate center director for translational research and innovation.

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Sharad Goyal Co-Authors ‘Precision Radiation Oncology’

Sharad Goyal, MD, professor of radiology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is tapping into this topic as the co-author/editor of “Precision Radiation Oncology,” a book demystifying new technologies and methods in the field of precision medicine.

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Symposium on Caring for Sexual and Gender Minorities

A team led by Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center and Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD, director of the GW Cancer Center, received a 2018 Education Research Grant Award from the...

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New Insights into the Pathogenesis and Treatment of the Most Aggressive Form of Pancreatic Cancer

Research published in Cancer Cell by George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center researcher Alexandros Tzatsos, MD, PhD, found an important connection between the KDM6A gene and the most aggressive form of pancreatic cancer.

The GW Cancer Center Footprint at AACR 2018
GW Cancer Center Participates in the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018

Researchers from the GW Cancer Center will participate and present posters at the AACR Annual Meeting held April 14-18.

Lorien Abroms Named Interim Associate Center Director for Population Sciences and Policy at GW Cancer Center

Lorien Abroms, ScD, associate professor of prevention and community health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW, has been named interim associate center director for population sciences and policy at the GW Cancer Center.

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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.

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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