24 Mar

Adam Friedman, MD, professor of dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, spoke with Healthline for an article to provide tips on how to keep your skin healthy while washing your hands often. Read the full article on Healthline


23 Mar

Researchers at the GW Cancer Center published a new knowledgebase and web portal, OncoMX, which will improve the exploration and research of cancer biomarkers in the context of related evidence.


02 Mar

Q&A with Camp Kesem at the George Washington University Kesem is a nationwide community of college student leaders that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. The weeklong...


02 Mar

The proteomics core laboratory at Children's National Research Institute is located in the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research. The facility provides mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) services for protein identification and quantitation for researchers from across the George Washington University...


07 Feb

A diagnosis of breast cancer is a scary moment in any person’s life, and going through treatment can be difficult on both the mind and the body, but at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, the journey can be made a little easier thanks to support from current and former patients and...


07 Feb

At the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, listening to the needs of the community is a vital responsibility. That’s why in the city that has among the highest percentages of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI), the GW Cancer...


07 Feb

Humans, by nature, are complex; they’re sometimes puzzles to be studied and solved. On paper, they can be divided and classified, neatly sifted into categories based on codes and diagnoses and demographics; this makes them more decipherable, but no less fascinating. For Lorens Helmchen, PhD, a...


07 Feb

HIV/AIDS currently affects more than 35 million people worldwide. Infection with HIV is associated with a wide range of long-term health complications, including the development of cancer, which is a major cause of death among individuals living with HIV. The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR...


31 Jan

Beverly Long, MD – Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, GW Medical Faculty Associates and Member, Gynecological Oncology Program, GW Cancer Center Dr. Long is an accomplished surgeon and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her...


31 Jan

A new study published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship by Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, PhD, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, and collaborators from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the...


16 Jan

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently hosted the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Gynecologic Oncology Consortium in Washington, D.C. The event brought togther gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners and fellows from across the...


14 Jan

WASHINGTON (January 22, 2020) – The Cutaneous Oncology Program at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center was selected as the first global site for a clinical trial for patients with high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. This designation highlights the GW Cancer Center’s growing...


26 Nov

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) was established in 1922 as “a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive...


21 Nov

Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, PhD, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, recently attended the second National LGBTQ Cultural Competency Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit took place November 8 and 9 and was...


19 Nov

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce the release of the Advancing Patient-Centered Cancer Survivorship Care Toolkit and a companion mini-module as part of the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers. These tools were developed with the...


30 Oct

WASHINGTON (Oct. 30, 2019) — November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society, more than 220,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year. The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center has various experts available who can speak on topics such as...


16 Oct

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 16, 2019) – The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW) today announced a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine the marketing strategies used by Philip Morris International...


25 Sep

GW Cancer Center Celebrates Postdocs National Postdoc Appreciation Week is an annual September event sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association. In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the GW Cancer Center is proud to feature several of our talented postdoctoral researchers from...


24 Sep

WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2019) – Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States, with the American Cancer Society predicting more than 250,000 new cases in 2019. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the George Washington University Cancer Center has...


24 Sep

WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2019) — PTEN , a tumor suppressor gene mutated in approximately 20% of primary prostate cancers, and in as many as 50% of androgen deprivation-resistant prostate cancers, relies on another gene, ARID4B , to function. These findings were published by George Washington...


22 Aug

Monica Rengifo-Pardo, MD, Clinical Research Coordinator at the GW Cancer Center Dr. Rengifo-Pardo is an accomplished dermatologist and clinical instructor of dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She also serves as clinical research coordinator at the GW Cancer Center. What...


20 Aug

WASHINGTON (Aug. 16, 2019) — The extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) protein is an important mechanism behind platinum-resistance in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to a study from a research team at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. The study, which is the first to...


19 Aug

Eduardo Sotomayor, an internationally recognized visionary in the field of lymphoma research and treatment, was recently installed as the inaugural Dr. Cyrus Katzen Family Director of the George Washington University Cancer Center.


07 Aug

An estimated 850,000 to 2.2 million people in the United States are living with Chronic Hepatitis B. A research team from the George Washington University (GW) received a $1.5 million grant from the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to reduce and...


02 Aug

The George Washington University (GW) is pleased to announce that the GW Biorepository is now a core facility. Housed at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the GW Biorepository received designation as a shared resource available to all GW investigators and is accredited by the College...