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2013-04-09 08:30:55

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and HackensackUMC's John Theurer Cancer Center to Develop Consortium WASHINGTON and HACKENSACK, N.J., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., announce the establishment of an oncology affiliation agreement to foster robust...

2012-11-15 12:28:25

GENEVA, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today appointed as its new Executive Director Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, a former United States Global AIDS Coordinator. Dr. Dybul is widely recognized as a visionary leader on global health for his role in helping create and then lead the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR, which has been highly effective in helping limit and reverse the growth of HIV...

2012-01-24 10:21:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has licensed worldwide rights of a potential novel cancer therapy and diagnostic, or "theranostic," to BioMetrx, LLC. The agent was invented by two Georgetown researchers. GUMC's license agreement with BioMetrx, LLC, a Maryland-headquartered biotechnology company, expedites the translation of the agent, Rasstore(TM), from the laboratory to the clinical setting for further investigation as a...

2011-11-21 13:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How do patients, doctors, insurers and the government define the value of cancer treatment? How do drugs stack up against one another from a value perspective? Is personalizing treatment a realistic goal and can it increase the value of care? The answers to these questions are not simple - nor are they without controversy. But John Marshall, MD, of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, says the conversation is an important...

2011-05-20 09:02:00

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 commencement speaker for Georgetown University's School of Medicine will be alumnus, Barbara Alving, M.D., MACP, director of the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). John Prescott, M.D., Chief Academic Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges will receive the School of Medicine's Doctor of Humane Letter, Honoris Causa, at the 159th graduation exercises on Sunday, May 22,...

2011-01-11 09:00:00

School of Nursing & Health Studies to Offer Graduate-Level Nursing Specialties Online WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, today announced its creation of an online graduate nursing program. Graduates of the online program will receive a Georgetown University master's degree that includes the same academically rigorous, values-based curriculum as the on-campus...

2010-11-04 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, named for the legendary National Football League coach Vincent T. Lombardi. In honor of this milestone, Vincent T. Lombardi II, grandson of this beloved figure, will join friends and supporters at the annual Lombardi Gala, "Color the Cure," on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW....

2010-07-14 10:45:00

Center to be named Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical & Translational Science WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of a critical partnership between Georgetown University Medical Center and Howard University, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $38 million Clinical and Translational Sciences Award to aid the universities' effort to transform health care and preventive practices in communities through medical discoveries made in...

2010-06-22 11:46:00

Panel discussion with Georgetown experts to address biotechnology, science, policy and ethical issues WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration outlined a "path" to accelerate and help ensure the safety of personalized medicine -- treatments tailored to match a person's genetic make-up. Significant progress in this rapidly developing field will hinge on biotechnology and will be impacted by the...

2010-05-18 10:51:00

Reed V. Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group, to deliver keynote address WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a time-honored tradition, 195 students from Georgetown University School of Medicine, class of 2010, will officially become medical doctors during the 158th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Reed V. Tuckson, MD, executive vice president and chief of...