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...


02 Aug

WASHINGTON (August 2, 2019) — Under the leadership of Vishal A. Patel, MD , FAAD, FACMS, director of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, the GW Cancer Center was selected as the first global site for a clinical trial for patients with high-risk...


30 Jul

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 30, 2019) – Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW) and the GW Cancer Center today announced that Carla J. Berg, PhD, MBA, has been named the associate center director for population sciences and policy for the...


24 Jul

A research team led by Yanfen Hu, PhD , professor of anatomy and cell biology at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and member of the GW Cancer Center, is studying the role of the tumor suppressor BRCA1 in the homologous recombination pathway of DNA double-...


09 Jul

WASHINGTON (July 9, 2019) — Sun safety practices for attendees at skin cancer screening events differ from the general public, according to findings published by researchers from the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. The study was published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology...


27 Jun

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently celebrated Pride Month, a time to recognize and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) communities. During pride, we acknowledge history and the past while looking to the future for opportunities to...


13 May

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2019) — The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Cyrus Katzen Family Director of the GW Cancer Center, thanks to a generous gift from GW alumnus and former Board of Trustee member, Jay Katzen, BA ’67, MD ’72 . The...


30 Apr

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2019)—The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently welcomed 12 multidisciplinary health care teams from across the U.S. and territories to its second TEAM (Together, Equitable, Accessible, Meaningful) Training program. The two-and-a-half day program was the...


22 Apr

In the last 25 years, significant progress has been made in the fight against cancer. Even still, cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and those in the D.C. area are not immune to its burden. In fact, the Washington region has some of the highest rates of liver and colon cancer-related deaths in the country. A few years ago, the George Washington University (GW) opened a state-of-the-art cancer center on its D.C. campus to advance cancer research, patient care and community outreach. Three of the GW Cancer Center's experts recently stopped by WTOP to discuss their approach to caring for patients and the unique benefits of being treated at an academic medical center.


27 Mar

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2019) – Principal Investigator Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA has been awarded a $4.125 million cooperative agreement to continue work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide comprehensive technical assistance for National Comprehensive Cancer Control...


18 Mar

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce that accomplished medical oncologist George Kim, MD, has joined the GW Cancer Center. He will serve as the director of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at the GW Cancer Center.


15 Mar

A team at the GW Cancer Center found that the deubiquitinating enzyme USP15 is a potential biomarker for treatments of breast and pancreatic cancers.


28 Feb

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center and the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) will have a large presence at the upcoming American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in...


26 Feb

A team from the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center has been approved for a $300,000 funding award through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards (Engagement Awards) program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).


22 Feb

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce the expansion of the Cutaneous Oncology Multidisciplinary Program. The program will bring together dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, and pathologists to provide personalized skin cancer care to patients in the District and surrounding region.


13 Feb

A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the risk of blood clots and potentially prevent cancer metastasis, according to a study published today in Science Translational Medicine.


30 Jan

The GW Cancer Center hosts a monthly breast cancer disparities work group to facilitate connections across the University between researchers, clinicians and members of the community, including survivors and caregivers.


28 Jan

WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2018) — A team from the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center has engineered a nanoimmunotherapy that combines the advantages of nanotechnology and immunotherapy to treat cancer. The goal of this nanoimmunotherapy combination is to increase the potency of immune...


22 Jan

Members of the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, including Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity, recently published several journal articles and patient-focused pieces highlighting the GW Cancer Center’s work in patient navigation and survivorship.


16 Jan

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Vishal A. Patel MD, FAAD, FACMS , an accomplished Mohs/Dermatologic surgeon and cutaneous oncologist, has joined the GW Cancer Center. He will serve as the director of the recently established Cutaneous Oncology Program...


17 Dec

Cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers with melanoma being the cause of the majority of skin cancer deaths. The incidence of melanoma continues to increase and it has become one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, especially among young adult women ages 20-...


18 Nov

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently hosted Improving Care for Sexual and Gender Minorities: A Symposium for Health Care Professional Students and Faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs.


09 Nov

Gazing at the iconic 19th-century Japanese woodcut known as “The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” one would hardly suspect it contains a key to a medical breakthrough. Yet the pigment in the artwork has opened a new perspective in the treatment of juvenile cancer.


09 Nov

Innumerable questions and concerns loom after a cancer diagnosis. Among them: Should I participate in a clinical trial, or should I stick with the standard of care? Here's an inside look at the clinical trials process.