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...


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 treatment...


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. Listen Now | GW Hospital HealthCast , a...


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 their...


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 its kind in the Washington, D.C. region, and one of only a handful of such clinics in the country. The clinic...


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 by...


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.


08 May

Congratulations to Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos, M.P.H., M.Ed., director of cancer control and health equity at the Institute for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, who was part of the winning Urgent Wellness team from the GW New...


21 Apr

Dr. Kaltman spent time at Equinox Bethesda discussing the upcoming Force Fitness Fest and hereditary cancer prevention with Great Day Washington. Check out the videos from the interview here


07 Apr

Adam Friedman, M.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on avoiding ultraviolet radiation. Shedding Some Light: Avoiding Sunshine Can Kill You?


07 Apr

Dr. Edward M. Sotomayor was a featured speaker on the Politico Pro Health Care series where the topic was drug safety. The panel discussed the future of the FDA in the new administration, drug effictiveness and more. Watch the full video here


21 Mar

Allison Harvey, MPH, CHES, of George Washington University, evaluates preliminary outcomes among primary care and oncology providers who took part in the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series (Abstract 78). Watch the Full Interview


18 Mar

Eduardo M. Sotomayor, M.D. , director of the George Washington (GW) University Cancer Center and professor of medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will speak at the Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options hosted by the D.C. Lymphoma...