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GW Cancer Center Expands Clinical Trial Offerings for Patients with High Risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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The Cutaneous Oncology Program at the GW Cancer Center was selected as the first global site for a clinical trial for patients with high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. The study, sponsored by Regeneron, will examine outcomes for patients treated with Libtayo® (cemiplimab) — an immunotherapy treatment — prior to surgery and radiation therapy.

Channels: Cancer, Clinical Trials, Dermatology,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Link Found Between Maternal Depression and Atopic Dermatitis in Children

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A recent study suggests that maternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis throughout childhood and adolescence.

Channels: Dermatology, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, All Journal News,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Processed Foods Highly Correlated with Obesity Epidemic in the U.S.

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A review article from the George Washington University highlights the correlation between highly processed foods and increased prevalence of obesity in the United States.

Channels: All Journal News, Food Science, Nutrition, Obesity, Public Health, Digestive Disorders, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Fraud and Abuse Legal Framework Must Be Modernized to Better Align with Medicare Advantage and Value-Based Care: New Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 17, 2019)—The Medicare program continues to transform to better support high-quality value-based care, yet the federal fraud and abuse legal framework has not kept pace with that shift, according to a paper published today by researchers at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). The authors highlight challenges associated with application of the current fraud and abuse framework to the Medicare Advantage program specifically and the importance of protecting against Medicare fraud and abuse while encouraging innovative healthcare payment and delivery systems.

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Released:
17-Dec-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Public Health Pioneer and Pediatrician Fitzhugh Mullan Dies at Age 77

Public Health Pioneer and Pediatrician Fitzhugh Mullan Dies at Age 77

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Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, a professor at the George Washington University (GW) revered for his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity and health workforce policies, died on Nov. 29. He was 77.

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Released:
2-Dec-2019 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Researchers Discover Highest-Energy Light From a Gamma-ray Burst

Researchers Discover Highest-Energy Light From a Gamma-ray Burst

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An international team of researchers, including two astrophysicists from the George Washington University, has observed a gamma-ray burst with an afterglow that featured the highest energy photons—a trillion times more energetic than visible light—ever detected in a burst.

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Released:
20-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST
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