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.


22 Feb

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2018)—The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center recently welcomed 24 multidisciplinary health care teams from across the country to its inaugural TEAM (Together, Equitable, Accessible, Meaningful) Training program. The two-and-a-half day program was the...


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 causes...


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. Parked...


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 of...


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 as...


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. Read the article on Thrive Global .


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, including...


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 have...