23 Mar

Researchers at the GW Cancer Center published a new knowledgebase and web portal, OncoMX, which will improve the exploration and research of cancer biomarkers in the context of related evidence.


07 Feb

A diagnosis of breast cancer is a scary moment in any person’s life, and going through treatment can be difficult on both the mind and the body, but at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, the journey can be made a little easier thanks to support from current and former patients...


07 Feb

At the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, listening to the needs of the community is a vital responsibility. That’s why in the city that has among the highest percentages of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI), the GW Cancer...


07 Feb

Humans, by nature, are complex; they’re sometimes puzzles to be studied and solved. On paper, they can be divided and classified, neatly sifted into categories based on codes and diagnoses and demographics; this makes them more decipherable, but no less fascinating. For Lorens Helmchen, PhD, a...


07 Feb

HIV/AIDS currently affects more than 35 million people worldwide. Infection with HIV is associated with a wide range of long-term health complications, including the development of cancer, which is a major cause of death among individuals living with HIV. The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (...


31 Jan

A new study published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship by Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, PhD, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, and collaborators from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the...


20 Aug

WASHINGTON (Aug. 16, 2019) — The extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) protein is an important mechanism behind platinum-resistance in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, according to a study from a research team at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. The study, which is the first...


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...


24 Jul

A research team led by Yanfen Hu, PhD, professor of anatomy and cell biology at the George Washington University (GW)...


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...


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.


31 Oct

WASHINGTON (Oct. 31, 2018) – Due to their broad antitumor activity that inhibits the function of microtubules, taxanes are common chemotherapeutic agents utilized for the management of multiple cancer types from breast to prostate. Unfortunately, the frequency of their use is equally matched by...


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

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...


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.