26 Jan

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...


04 Dec

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center was pleased to participate in the 42nd Annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on October 22, 2017. The MCM is one of the largest in the world with over 30,000 participants and brings together multiple organizations to raise funds for charitable...


01 Dec

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.


09 Nov

Dr. Rachel Brem joins Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb with the story of how her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis inspired her to become a leading radiologist, and at the age of 37, confirm her own breast cancer diagnosis. (Pink Power on TODAY is sponsored by the Genius 3D Mammography Exam.)


23 Oct

To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and celebrate the GW Cancer Center, the 6th Annual Blush Lunch event was held at the French Embassy in mid-October. At the event, the GW Cancer Center unveiled its new mobile mammography unit, the GW Mammovan, which provides lifesaving mammograms to...


18 Oct

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.


18 Oct

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....


11 Sep

Michael J. Whalen, MD, discusses the newly updated prostate screening guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. The new recommendations advise a shared decision making process between patients and their providers, based on developments in screening and improved knowledge...


11 Sep

Gaby Moawad, MD, FACOG, explains the most common minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries, including hysterectomy, removal of fibroids and ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and prolapse correction, as well as the benefits (fewer complications, faster recovery). Dr. Moawad also discusses why it's...


11 Sep

Rachel F. Brem, MD, FACR, FSBI, discusses the various breast cancer screening options (mammography, ultrasound, MR, molecular breast imaging) and clears up some of the confusion surrounding the current mammography recommendations. Dr. Brem also explains the advances in biopsy procedures, as well...


29 Aug

Dr. Rachel Brem and Liz Lord, both breast cancer survivors, co-authored this piece on why mammograms are vital and how GW is bringing them directly to patients.

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18 Aug

Eight George Washington University alumni will be honored this year with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest form of recognition given annually by the university and the George Washington Alumni Association to a graduate.


07 Aug

Vincent Obias, MD, FACS, FASCRS, describes the benefits of minimally invasive colorectal surgery, whether laparoscopic or robotic. As the first surgeon in the region to use robotics for colorectal procedures, Dr. Obias encourages patients to consider the benefits the approach can bring,...


07 Aug

Keith D. Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP, discusses the option for lung cancer screenings of those at high risk of developing the disease, including people who are 55 to 77 years old, have smoked at least a pack of cigarettes a day for the last 30 years, have quit smoking within the past 15 years, and...


07 Aug

Keith D. Mortman, MD, FACS, FCCP, discusses hyperhidrosis, a condition often referred to as excessive sweating. The impact it can have on someone's quality of life is often negative and can limit their social life or career. Dr. Mortman shares details about the minimally invasive surgical...


07 Aug

Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM, explains what the designation of a Level I Trauma Center means to patients in need of emergency care. He discusses the staffing, equipment and procedures that go into providing care for the most critically injured patients.

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07 Aug

Nancy D. Gaba, MD, FACOG, and Whitney Pinger, CNM, FACNM, discuss the importance of preparing for childbirth with a solid birth plan in place. Dr. Gaba and Whitney advise expectant mothers to seek information and guidance from friends and medical professionals to tailor a plan that best fits...


19 Jul

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.


17 Jul

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.


30 Jun

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.


26 Jun

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.


22 Jun

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.


15 Jun

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...


14 Jun

WASHINGTON (June 14, 2017) — Today some patients suffering with mantle cell lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, can be treated with a pill called ibrutinib, forgoing conventional chemotherapy. However, many are developing a resistance to this treatment. Research published in Nature Communications...


01 Jun

Congratulations to Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C, program coordinator of patient support services at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. Bires will be named 2017 Oncology Social Worker of the Year at the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Annual Conference to be held May 31-June 2 in Denver.