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Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain’s pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white...
11-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Labels of U.S. Probiotic Products Lacking, Researchers Find

When it comes to buying probiotics, most product labels do not give consumers enough information to make an informed decision, according to a research team led by Georgetown University Medical Center.
3-Jun-2019 4:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Patient Groups Untested in Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Found to Also Benefit

Cancer patients previously excluded and underrepresented in immunotherapy clinical trials, such as African Americans and patients with HIV or viral hepatitis, actually benefit at the same rate as patients tested in the clinical trials, according to...
30-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Significant “Knowledge Gap” Exists in Use of Genetic Testing to Decide Cancer Treatment

A survey conducted by Georgetown investigators found a significant knowledge and practice gap among community oncologists in the understanding and usage of genetic testing in determining patients' treatment plans and potential clinical trial...
30-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Use of Genetic Testing in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Decreases Cost of Care Nationwide

A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care in the U.S. by about $50 million (about 2 percent of the overall costs in the first year). The study by Georgetown Lombardi...
19-Apr-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Large Federal Program Aimed at Providing Better Health Care Underfunds Primary Care

Despite a mandate to help patients make better-informed health care decisions, a ten-year research program established under the Affordable Care Act has funded a relatively small number of studies that examine primary care, the setting where the...
14-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rare but Important Gene Target Found in Many Tumor Types, Suggesting New Therapy Possible

A consortium of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators have completed the largest analysis of a new gene fusion they believe is responsible for development of a wide spectrum of cancer types.
12-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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@LombardiCancer-Led Study Leads to First FDA-Approved Drug in Decades to Improve Survival in Small Cell Lung Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval today of atezolizumab (Tecentriq®, Genentech) in combination with chemotherapy (carboplatin and etoposide) for the initial treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) marks the end...
18-Mar-2019 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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