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Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and Georgetown University Launch Research, Education Collaboration

A new collaboration established between Georgetown University and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research aims to expand both institutions’ research and training missions in the biomedical sciences.
27-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Family History Increases Breast Cancer Risk Even in Older Women: Weighing Screening Options

Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women — those ages 65 and older, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could impact...
8-Feb-2018 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Immunotherapy Combination Tolerable, Effective in Patients with Advanced Kidney Cancer

Combining an anti-angiogenesis agent, which blocks blood vessel formation, with an immunotherapy agent, was found to have promising anti-tumor activity and no unexpected side effects in an early-phase clinical trial in patients with advanced kidney...
8-Feb-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Unique Research Approach Finds FDA Approved Drug Shuts Down Ewing Sarcoma Cells in Lab

Based on a novel approach to drug discovery, researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center say an agent approved to treat a type of leukemia might also help young people with a much rarer and aggressive form of cancer, Ewing sarcoma.
26-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Language Is Learned in Brain Circuits That Predate Humans

It has often been claimed that humans learn language using brain components that are specifically dedicated to this purpose. Now, new evidence strongly suggests that language is in fact learned in brain systems that are also used for many other...
25-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.
11-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Test to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence Less Cost Effective in Real World Practice

The most commonly used gene expression profile test, Oncotype DX®, used to help predict breast cancer recurrence may not be as cost-effective as once thought, say a team of researchers.
4-Jan-2018 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.
8-Nov-2017 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Georgetown Physician Available for Interviews Regarding Trump’s Physical Exam

10-Jan-2018 6:05 AM EST


Georgetown Professor Reacts to WHO Reports About Impact of Environment on Child Health

6-Mar-2017 8:55 AM EST

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat "A Scientific Credibility Crisis"

A recent survey suggests that many researchers have tried and failed to reproduce other scientists' experiments as well as their own. Georgetown University’s Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, is on a mission to help change that by...
13-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST


The Nat’l Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep reacts to revised @AmerAcadPeds safe sleep recommendation @GUMedCenter

24-Oct-2016 12:05 AM EDT

Nobel Prize-Winning Science Is Key to Georgetown Neurotherapeutic Research

Today, the 2016 Nobel Prize in the category of medicine or physiology was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy,” a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. In describing...
3-Oct-2016 9:05 AM EDT


@GUMedCenter Medical Experts Available During #OlympicGames

5-Aug-2016 9:05 PM EDT


#Zika Has Arrived, But is the U.S. Ready?

29-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT


Georgetown Professor: FDA Deeming Rule has “Good and Bad Aspects”

5-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT

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