18 Oct

More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2018). Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November is an annual opportunity to support lung cancer survivors, caregivers and families of those who have been diagnosed...


01 Oct

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


27 Sep

Did you know that breast cancer in the United States is the most common cancer in women, except for skin cancers (CDC, 2018)? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an important time to honor and support the 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States (American Cancer Society, 2018...


27 Sep

WASHINGTON (Sept. 26, 2018) – Rong Li, PhD, will serve as chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He will also serve as a professor in the department. "As an internationally recognized researcher...


24 Sep

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.


12 Sep

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently co-hosted a workshop on Improving the Health of the LGBTQ+ Community: Advocating for Ourselves Together at Metropolitan Community Church in D.C. More than 60 researchers, students, community members and health care workers gathered to...


11 Sep

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


05 Sep

A study led by Paul Brindley, PhD, is looking at the cellular link between liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma.


27 Aug

Katherine Chiappinelli, PhD, was awarded a prestigious grant from The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation.


23 Aug

A team at the GW Cancer Center will study the role of the COMPASS complex in the initiation and progression of pancreatic cancer.


22 Aug

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, also known as National Prostate Health Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and identify funding resources for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and cure as well as to support those...


03 Aug

WASHINGTON (July 27, 2018) -- The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital), in conjunction with The GW Cancer Center, has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. GW Hospital is one of...


18 Jul

Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, received the 2018 Jacobson Innovation Award from the American College of Surgeons for his work in immunotherapies for patients with advanced cancer.


13 Jul

Advances in cancer genetic testing have improved clinical follow-up care for patients at risk for hereditary cancer. However, they have also highlighted the important role that cancer genetic specialists can play in conjunction with primary care providers, like obstetricians and gynecologists, as...


25 Jun

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in partnership with the GW Cancer Center, has launched a new summer program to advance cancer research through enhancing diversity in the field.


21 Jun

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to welcome a team of internationally-recognized experts who together will lead the expanded Bone Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapies Program.


19 Jun

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


08 Jun

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.


05 Jun

Researchers from the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently participated in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting held June 1-5, 2018 in Chicago. At the meeting, Robert Siegel, MD, associate center director for education and training at the GW Cancer...


22 May

Punam Thakkar, MD, discusses the rising prevalence of oropharyngeal cancer related to HPV (human papillomavirus), including the growing incidence in younger, healthier populations. Dr. Thakkar also explains the warning signs and symptoms of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, testing and diagnosis...


22 May

Lynt Johnson, MD, discusses the prevalence of pancreatic cancer in Western nations as opposed to Eastern countries, specifically the 30,000 diagnoses that arise each year in the United States. While no known risk factor has been identified, unsubstantiated reports suggest an association to poor...


27 Apr

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 Center...


27 Apr

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.


13 Apr

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


28 Mar

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.