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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) passed a package of legislation targeting tobacco use in the District this week.

GUMC Report Finds Cigarette Packaging Linked to Mortality

The use of graphic anti-smoking labels could drastically reduce the smoking mortality rate over the coming decades, according to a Georgetown University Medical Center study published Nov. 3 in the international peer-review journal Tobacco Control. The investigation is the first one ever to estimate the effects of pictorial warnings on[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUMC Researchers Discover Potential Anti-Cancer Drugs

Georgetown University Medical Center researchers introduced a possible anti-cancer therapy in the form of two drugs sourced from the plant hormone strigolactone in a study published Feb. 16. The two drugs have been found to cause DNA breakage and turn off a major DNA repair mechanism in cancer cells, thereby[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Lombardi Researchers Study Cancer Genes

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics published a study Feb. 3 indicating a relationship between the Ly6 family of genes, which allow cancers cells to grow and divide indefinitely, and more aggressive forms of cancer. According to the study, the expression of four[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top