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Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center


CBCC Celebrates Decade of Service at Gift of Life Breakfast
(October 10, 2014)

Georgetown Lombardi Secures Prestigious NCI Endorsement
(September 10, 2014)

Cancer Researcher Goes in New Direction with St. Baldrick's Support
(August 4, 2014)

Georgetown Minority Health Leader Named to National Cancer Policy Forum
(August 1, 2014)

Genomic Medicine Gets Personal with New Online Course (June 3, 2014)

Georgetown Lombardi Fields Top Fundraising Team at Avon Walk
(May 12, 2014)

Ninth Annual Women & Wine Event Raises Record Funds for Breast Cancer
(April 9, 2014)

Exercise Protects Against Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
(January 8, 2014)

Ruesch Symposium Focuses on Molecular Profiling and the Individual Patient
(January 9, 2014)

Fifty-year Campaign (January 9, 2014)



Fighting a Smarter War on Cancer, a three-part symposium brought to you by the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, December 6-7, 2013.

Ladies, Lattes and Breast Cancer Education at Georgetown. Event hosted by Georgetown Lombardi in recognition of breast cancer awareness month. (October 11, 2013)

NFL Players Association Debuts Gear to Benefit Georgetown Lombardi (October 6, 2013)
The NFL Players Association has launched "One Team For The Cure" t-shirts to benefit Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center as part of a broader cancer awareness campaign.

Embracing the "Angelina Jolie Effect". (July 18, 2013)
Celebrities are celebrated in American culture, and when they talk about cancer prevention, people respond.

14th Annual Men's Event Raises $150,000 for Cancer Research. (July 8, 2013)
A charitable dinner and live auction that brings men together in support of research for the cancers that most affect them.

Georgetown Dean Tapped for U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. (June 18, 2013)
"I'm proud to be part of a committee charged with taking an evidence-based approach to reviewing our country's nutritional guidelines," says Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD.

Researcher Explores Addictive Nature of Tanning Beds. (June 18, 2013)
Understanding addiction to tanning.

Aykut √úren: A Profound Commitment to Students. (June 3, 2013)
There is a reason why Aykut √úren, MD, has won a teaching award every year since 2008.

In Pursuit of Equitable, Appropriate Cancer Care for All. (May 6, 2013)
Waddah Al-Refaie feels he is in the perfect position to do the bold research he knows will matter.

Sandra Swain: Helping Regionalize Cancer Research and Care. (April 9, 2013)
Common threads throughout the career of medical oncologist Sandra Swain, MD.

Eighth Annual Women & Wine Event Breaks Records. (March 26, 2013)
Washington, DC's leading businesswomen and breast cancer advocates gathered for the annual Women & Wine event.

Breast Cancer Advocacy Group Bridges Gap Between Science and Patients. (March 08, 2013)
They are not scientists, but their connection to cancer is no less strong.

Leading Clinical Oncology Research Expansion. (February 21, 2013)
Giuseppe "Beppe" Giaccone, MD, PhD, known internationally for his knack for developing clinical trials in both the U.S. and Europe.



Michael Atkins: Making "Chance" Happenings Commonplace. (December 21, 2012)
In science, serendipity doesn't just happen.

Optimism, with Dash of Whimsy, Keeps Patient Smiling Through Tough Times, from The Ruesch Report, Fall 2012 Issue.

Ruesch Symposium Seeks 'Common Threads' Around Clinical Trials (December 17, 2012)
For researchers, the benefits of enrolling patients on clinical trials are evident.

Answering a Community's Call (November 9, 2012)
Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, is matter-of-fact when it comes to the cancer mortality rate in Washington, D.C.

Giving Spirit Links Football, Cancer Research at Lombardi Gala (November, 2012)
The professional football community lent a powerful voice to the fight against cancer at the 26th Annual Lombardi Gala, energizing the more than 850 supporters who gathered for the event.

Cancer Care that Exists Across Time Zones (September 12, 2012)
Oncologists around the country are teaming together in the hopes of finding the right treatment for each patient.

Team Tackles Provocative Cancer Question (September 05, 2012)
The National Cancer Institute's Provocative Questions Project is offering grants to delve into 24 questions that, if answered, could lead to significant advances in understanding or treating cancer.

Boot Camp For a Young Clinical Researcher (August 15, 2012)
Brandon Smaglo, MD, wants to test a combination of two cancer drugs that he suspects—and hopes—will keep different kinds of tumors at bay.

Celebrating Life and Health for 14 Years, One Woman at a Time (July 25, 2012)
A longstanding partnership between the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Transforming the Standard of Care for GI Cancer (July 2, 2012)
The mission of the Otto J. Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers is moving closer to reality with a recent $1.1-million pledge from the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation.

Georgetown Lombardi Breast Cancer Expert Takes Helm of Leading Oncology Organization (June 18, 2012)
Sandra “Sandy” M. Swain, MD, assumed the presidency of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Georgetown Lombardi Gets Grant of $500,000 for Capital Breast Care Center (May 8, 2012)
Lombardi-CBCC team members joined 2,200-plus supporters on May 5 and 6 for the 2012 Annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, DC.

New Evidence Fuels Debate Over Mammography Screening Frequency (May 2, 2012)
The benefits of mammography screening every other year outweigh the potential harms, according to Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, MPH.

Renowned Cancer Disparities Researcher Co-Chairs University-wide Initiative (April 17, 2012)
The university recently launched the Georgetown Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities designed to identify, reduce and ultimately eliminate health and health care disparities by conducting interdisciplinary research and providing education and community engagement.

Focused on the Future While Looking Back (April 04, 2012)
David Solomon’s eight years of training at Georgetown University School of Medicine has prepared him to practice at the ideal nexus between clinical medicine and biomedical research.

Information Proves to be Key Weapon in War on Cancer (February 29, 2012) Sherrie Wallington, PhD, is adopting a different approach in the fight against cancer—by taking on misinformation.

Two Sides of the Cancer Coin: Researcher Hopes Cancer Protein Can Heal Wounds (January 18, 2012)
Anton Wellstein, MD, PhD, knows that biology doesn’t care about the silos that have traditionally been built between medical disciplines.

Georgetown Lombardi Founder Reflects on 40 Years of the 'War on Cancer' (January 2012)
The state of cancer therapy well before 1971 is best summed up by knowing that John F. Potter, MD, wanted to perform cancer operations not because they were the best option, but because they were essentially the only option. And they were a real test of skill.


Keeping Cells Alive in the Lab (December 19, 2011)
For the first time ever, Georgetown and National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have discovered a way to keep an individual cancer patient’s normal and tumor cells alive in a laboratory.

Georgetown Lombardi Researchers Help Discover When Breast Cancer May Recur (December 14, 2011)
Researchers led by a Georgetown physician have found differences in genes and patterns of genes among women whose breast cancer comes back within a few years compared to those with cancers that recur much later.

Curbing Costs of Cancer Care (December 7, 2011)
The escalating cost of cancer medicines—and how treatment can be made more cost-effective—was the main focus of discussion at a three-day Georgetown symposium.

Weighing the Value of Medicine (November 23, 2011)
"Value has become very important to us in medicine today," says John Marshall, M.D., head of hematology/oncology at GUMC.

A Silver Celebration—Georgetown Lombardi Gala 2011 (November 11, 2011)
It was a silver lining affair as the Georgetown Lombardi Gala celebrated 25 years of coming together to support the fight against cancer.

Cellular Stress and Cancer: Understanding the Connections (October 21, 2011)
Albert Fornace, Jr., MD has spent his career trying to understanding precisely what happens to cells when they are stressed or injured.

Researchers Identify Gene Associated with Cancer (October 6, 2011)
In the August 19, 2011 issue of Science, Todd Waldman, MD, PhD, David Solomon and a team of researchers from GUMC report that they have identified a gene that is commonly mutated in human cancers that directly causes aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes.

National Leaders, Patients Advocate for Breast Cancer Screening, Early Detection (October 5, 2011)
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius joined American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network leaders, two congresswomen and breast cancer survivors at Capital Breast Care Center Oct. 4 to underscore the importance of screening and early detection.

Landmark Lung Cancer Screening Study Compares Screening Procedures (September 16, 2011)
The largest lung cancer study ever to be conducted in the United States has yielded its final findings.

A New Class of Breast Cancer Drugs (August 19, 2011)
Eliot Rosen, MD, PhD, is well on his way to creating a new class of targeted therapy for the most common kind of breast cancer

Traveling Art Exhibit Tells Stories of Kids Fighting Cancer From Across the World (July)
Works of art by children fighting cancer from all across the globe are currently on display at Georgetown University Hospital during the month of July.

Compassion Meets Research and Patient Care (May)
Louis M. Weiner, MD, oncologist and researcher, has presence: his energy, his no-nonsense manner, his self-confidence fill the room.