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GW Cancer Center Receives $100,000 From Avon Foundation for Patient Navigator

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity, accepted a check from the Avon Foundation at the annual walk in Washington, D.C. The money will fund a patient navigator who will provide...
19-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Young Adult Obesity: A Neglected, Yet Essential Focus to Reverse the Obesity Epidemic

The overall burden of the U.S. obesity epidemic continues to require new thinking. Prevention of obesity in young adults, says William Dietz, MD, PhD, Chair of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at the Milken Institute...
13-Jul-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

T-cells Lacking HDAC11 Enzyme Perform More Effectively in Destroying Cancer Cells

A team of researchers at the GW Cancer Center has identified a role for the HDAC11 enzyme in the regulation of T-cell function. The team found that HDAC11 should be treated as an immunotherapeutic target.
17-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Design Solar Cell That Captures Nearly All Energy of Solar Spectrum


Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.
11-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Variation by RNA Splicing May Lead to Tumor Aggressiveness and Drug Resistance in African American Men with Prostate Cancer

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, according to research published out of the George Washington University Cancer...
28-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patient Race and Gender Together Are Important in Predicting Heart Attack Symptoms in the Emergency Department

Researchers at the George Washington University published research finding that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients’ risk for acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.
23-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas Medicaid Family Planning Proposal Threatens Women’s Access to Preventive Care

A Texas 1115 Medicaid family planning demonstration proposal that would tie coverage to an exclusion of Planned Parenthood would severely constrain access for covered women, thereby defeating, rather than advancing, Medicaid’s core objectives.
22-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Health Centers Lower Cost of Children's Care by 35 Percent

Safety net clinics offer high-quality, comprehensive care at a significant savings compared to doctor offices and other providers
20-Jun-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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