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Georgetown Announces New Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention To Address Health Disparities in Washington, D.C.

Center to provide comprehensive patient navigation services and educational programming to southeast Washington, D.C., where these services have been historically lacking.
10-Apr-2023 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Relationship Between Discrimination and Frailty in Black Cancer Survivors

Discrimination experienced by Black people can affect their health and increase their frailty, which can be particularly impactful for cancer survivors, according to a new study by researchers at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive...
15-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Black People in Rural Areas Have Greater Mental Health Resiliency Than White People

Black people living in rural areas of North Carolina were found to have better mental health than white people despite their exposure to various forms of racism and discrimination. This paradoxical finding was reported by researchers at Georgetown...
4-Mar-2023 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Climate Change Portends Wider Malaria Risk as Mosquitos Spread South and to Higher Elevations in Africa

Based on data that span the past 120 years, scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that the mosquitoes responsible for transmitting malaria in Africa are spreading deeper into southern Africa and to higher elevations than...
10-Feb-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Adverse Impact of Climate on Mental Health in Bangladesh

Extreme heat and humidity and other climate-related events have an alarming impact on mental health outcomes in terms of depression and anxiety in Bangladesh, the world’s seventh most vulnerable country to climate change.
3-Feb-2023 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Women with Elevated Breast Cancer Risk Could See Mortality Benefit from Estrogen-Blocking Drugs

While it has long been recognized that drugs that block the cancer-promoting activity of estrogen reduce risk of developing new breast cancers, a new computer modeling study led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and...
1-Dec-2022 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study in mice suggests that expression of estrogen-related gene can impact post-menopausal breast cancer risk and prevention strategies

In a study using a first-of-its kind mouse model of aging that mimics breast cancer development in estrogen receptor-positive post-menopausal women, investigators at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues have determined that...
27-Nov-2022 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Is as Effective as an Antidepressant Drug for Treating Anxiety Disorders

A guided mindfulness-based stress reduction program was as effective as use of the gold-standard drug -- the common antidepressant drug escitalopram -- for patients with anxiety disorders, according to results of a first-of-its-kind, randomized...
7-Nov-2022 1:00 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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