The first cancer patient to be treated as part of the CAR-T cell clinical trial at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital through Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a mother of two and grandmother of four, is now in “complete remission” after a lengthy battle with stage-three non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The Movement for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Program, first piloted by Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in November 2017, offers an innovative music and movement based course for patients with multiple sclerosis.
Direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits have become popular holiday gifts. However, genetic counselor Beth N. Peshkin, MS, LCGC, of Georgetown University School of Medicine and Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center encourages consumers to understand the pros and cons before gifting or using one of these kits.
Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, professor of oncology and associate director for minority health and health disparities research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian magazine for her accomplishments in combating health disparities in Washington, D.C.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was among those who were recognized for improving the lives of patients with gastrointestinal cancer at the Second Annual Luminary Awards, hosted by the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers and OncLive, which took place before the start of the Ninth Annual Ruesch Center Symposium.
District of Columbia residents from Wards 7 and 8 shared their stories, concerns and fears at Environment & Breast Cancer: Transforming Data Into Action, a community forum organized by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to explore the impacts of the environment on breast cancer in communities like these.
In recognition of her work to reduce the health disparities associated with race and socioeconomic status, Filipa Lynce, MD, a medical oncologist and associate professor of medicine at Georgetown Lombardi, received the John Potter Award, which honors the achievements of an early career researcher.