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Maho Shibata’s worldview frames her approach to science and cancer research. Born in Japan, she came to the United States as a young child, returned to Japan, and then moved to Australia before obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Virginia.

Sharad Goyal, MD, MS, is among 48 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) members to receive the 2024 ASTRO Fellow (FASTRO) designation.

Elmer Huerta’s path from treating cancer to educating patients on how to prevent and control the disease took him from Peru to Baltimore and, finally, to Washington, DC, and the GW Cancer Center. Here, he leads the Cancer Preventorium, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year — a…

Meg Jewett's dedication to her patients is proof that she’s doing the right job in the right place. Whether she’s walking alongside a GW Cancer Center patient as they navigate their cancer journey, taking her rescue dog, Scout, for an early morning jaunt, or envisioning a better life for…

Matthew Henry knows what it means to climb a mountain. As a colorectal cancer survivor, he’s considering a trek to Mount Everest’s Thorung High Camp. At 16,010 feet in the air, it’s a strenuous climb. But it’s nothing compared to his climb to beat cancer.

Your immune system is naturally designed to identify and destroy abnormal cells by making antibodies, proteins that bind to the unwanted cells and eliminate them from your system. Cancer, though, is a sneaky disease that can develop mechanisms to evade your immune system. But what if there was a…

Sonal Paul, MD, has joined the George Washington (GW) University Cancer Center and the GW Medical Faculty Associates as a hematologist-oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers.

The word Community might as well be Shayla Scarlett’s middle name (it’s actually Jelane’). Since grade school, GW Cancer Center’s Assistant Director for Community Outreach,Engagement, and Equity has been building relationships in her globe-spanning communities through outreach and activism,…

Cutaneous oncologist Vishal Patel sees the world from very different planes: with an interest in global health, he has a big-picture view of the impacts of skin cancer, and as a renowned Mohs micrographic surgeon, his perspective is very granular. In between, he’s a husband and dad who loves…

Lizie Sweeney has brains on the brain. More specifically, she has glioblastoma, a very aggressive form of brain cancer, at the front of her thoughts. As an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, she’s on a team researching novel therapies to treat…