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Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia


A new study that seeks to better ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches, and ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.
11-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Test to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence Less Cost Effective in Real World Practice

The most commonly used gene expression profile test, Oncotype DX®, used to help predict breast cancer recurrence may not be as cost-effective as once thought, say a team of researchers.
4-Jan-2018 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Soy, Cruciferous Vegetables Associated with Fewer Common Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment


Consuming soy foods (such as soy milk, tofu and edamame) and cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbages, kale, collard greens, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli) may be associated with a reduction in common side effects of breast cancer...
8-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Test Provides Accurate Measure of DNA Damage from Chemical Compounds

A new biomarker test developed by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and their colleagues can help predict, with up to 90 percent certainty, which chemical compounds can cause DNA damage that could lead to cancer.
30-Nov-2017 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Indoor Tanning Dependency Common in Young Women, Especially In Those With Depression


A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women...
17-Oct-2017 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Health Leader Mark Dybul Elected to National Academy of Medicine


The National Academy of Medicine announced today the election of Mark Dybul, MD, professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as one of its newest member. Dybul is faculty co-director of the Center for Global Health and...
16-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NY State Medicaid Expansion Widened Racial Gap in Access to High-Quality Cancer Surgery


The 2001 New York State Medicaid expansion — what is considered a precursor to the Affordable Care (ACA) — widened the racial disparity gap when it came to access to high-quality hospitals for cancer surgery, according to a new study from...
1-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Agents Deliver Knockout Punches to Ewing Sarcoma

When combined with an already FDA-approved chemotherapy, a novel agent developed by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, appears to halt the ability of Ewing sarcoma to grow and progress.
1-Oct-2017 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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