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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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Georgetown Welcomes Deus Bazira and Colleagues to Lead New Global Health Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) announces the appointment of Deus Bazira, DrPH, MPH, MBA, BPharm, an expert in health systems strengthening and a public health practitioner with decades of in-depth field level practical experience in...
15-Apr-2019 11:30 AM 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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A Billion People Will Be Newly Exposed to Diseases Like Dengue Fever as World Temperatures Rise

As many as a billion people could be newly exposed to disease-carrying mosquitoes by the end of the century because of global warming, says a new study that examines temperature changes on a monthly basis across the world.
25-Mar-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Georgetown Researchers Launch “Nari Paila,” Mobile Games to Share Information on Fertility Awareness, Family Planning in Nepal

Georgetown researchers have launched a series of mobile games in Nepal to reach young people with information about fertility awareness and family planning.
24-Mar-2019 3:00 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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Fertility App “Dot” Found to be As Effective As Other Family Planning Methods

Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy, according to Georgetown researchers.
14-Mar-2019 3:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Decode How Cancer Drug Works in Brains of Parkinson’s Disease Patients

The first arm of a phase II clinical trial by a research team at Georgetown University Medical Center testing the use of nilotinib in patients with Parkinson’s disease demonstrates precisely how the agent increases levels of dopamine in the brains...
8-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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