Post Tagged with: "cancer"

VIEWPOINT: Prioritize Health, End Corp Tobacco Sales

The harmful effects of tobacco, as well as the addictive nature of nicotine, have been known since the early 1950s. The danger of second-hand smoke has been clear since the ’90s. Yet Georgetown University and Students of Georgetown, Inc. — commonly known as the Corp — have not yet made changes[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GUMC Studies Cancer Treatment

GUMC Studies Cancer Treatment

Inflammation can slow the early development of cancers in a protein-producing gene, said Georgetown University Medical Center researchers and alumni who took part in a five-year study published Nov. 3. The report also advised cancer patients to exercise caution when using anti-inflammatory antioxidants. The slowing down of cancers linked to[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Lombardi Identifies Cancer Genes

Lombardi Identifies Cancer Genes

Researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified an assembly of 55 genes, related with low levels or impairment of a certain protein, which could predict poorer prognoses and survival rates for patients with breast cancer. The study report, “SYK Allelic Loss and the Role of Syk-Regulated Genes[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Despite Shortcomings, Relay Still Saves Lives

No one will deny that recently, there has been a slump in funds raised for Georgetown’s annual Relay for Life event that benefits the American Cancer Society. It has been cited frequently by The Hoya and the Voice, and opinions have ranged from calling Relay “not the most worthwhile charity”[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Cancer’s Mental Strain

Critics, including a number of self-proclaimed feminists, have questioned the effectiveness and integrity of a recent Facebook campaign to raise consciousness about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign, which asks Facebook users to change their status to indicate where they like their purse by writing, “I like it on[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Relay for Life Kicks Off With Columnist

Relay for Life Kicks Off With Columnist

New York Times columnist Suleika Jaouad shared her experience as a young adult battling cancer at the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kickoff on Wednesday evening. Jaouad was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2011, less than a year after graduating from Princeton University. “I didn’t know what was wrong.[Read More…]

by February 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Partnership Equips Lombardi Cancer Center to Weather Health System Changes

As part of its effort to expand collaborative research opportunities, the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Lombardi Cancer Center announced a joint partnership with the John Theurer Cancer Center at the Hackensack University Medical Center last week. The two institutions have been affiliated since the signing of an agreement between the Hackensack,[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments News
Fighting Cancer, Lap by Lap

Fighting Cancer, Lap by Lap

More than 1,400 students will walk to honor cancer survivors and raise funds for cancer research at Georgetown’s eighth Relay for Life tonight. Georgetown’s Relay has raised more than $2 million since 2006. This year, participants had raised $130,000 as of Thursday evening, and coordinators hope to reach $225,000 by[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
WEIS: Legacy Lives Strong Despite Controversy

WEIS: Legacy Lives Strong Despite Controversy

For the past few weeks, Lance Armstrong has been mercilessly bashed upon the unforgiving rocks of the American media for his use of performance-enhancing drugs. He has been the subject of betrayal from friends, enemies and teammates alike. He has been the target of heated vitriol from talking heads, sportscasters[Read More…]

by February 7, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Medical Center Identifies New Tumor Treatment

Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have identified a therapy for a rare type of lung tumor using a new cell technology that allows scientists to test different treatments on individual patients’ cell cultures stored in labs. The finding, which was published in the Sept. 27 issue of The New England[Read More…]

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News