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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


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

Study Finds HIV+ Cancer Patients Benefit From Immunotherapy

The immunotherapy that has revolutionized treatment of many cancers appear to offer similar benefit to cancer patients living with HIV.
6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Perceptions of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Emergency Department

Findings from a novel online questionnaire of people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) suggest the majority of these patients do not receive proper care, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in the first known investigation of...
7-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Georgetown Genetic Counselor Offers Insight On Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing Kits

Direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits are expected to be a popular holiday gift this year, with 100 million people expected to have used one by 2020—but an expert genetic counselor at Georgetown says consumers should understand a few pros and cons...
20-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


In Times of Low Unemployment, Quality of Nursing Home Care Suffers

The low unemployment rate in the U.S. — which fell to a 49 year-low in September and October — is good news to many people, but perhaps not to residents of nursing homes. A Georgetown University Medical Center study found that quality of care in...
4-Dec-2018 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


As Vaping Increased in Popularity, Use of Cigarettes Declined

Cigarette smoking dramatically decreased between 2013 and 2017 just as e-cigarette use became more popular, according to a comprehensive analysis examining the relationship between vaping and smoking among youth and young adults led by a Georgetown...
19-Nov-2018 10:05 AM 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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    Assistant Research Professor

  • Lawrence O. Gostin


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