Georgetown University Medical Center

The Georgetown University Medical Center, (GUMD) located in Washington DC is comprised of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Heath Sciences, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Biomedical Graduate Research Organization and Georgetown University Hospital. The School of Medicine was founded in 1851. Today, GUMD is a physician , nursing, health professionals institute for education, training, research and patient care. GUMD is rated high for academics and the hospital receives acclaim for patient care. GUMD's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is only cancer treatment center in Washington D.C. Certified by the National Cancer Institute.

Address
Office of Public Affairs Box 571240 Healy Hall 206 Washington, DC 20057-1240
Website
http://gumc.georgetown.edu/
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Oncology & Cancer

Small number of cells could be key enablers of cancer metastasis

Just a small number of cells found in tumors can enable and recruit other types of cells nearby, allowing the cancer to spread to other parts of the body, report Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccines alone may not be enough to end pandemic: study

Even as vaccines are becoming more readily available in the U.S., protecting against the asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 is key to ending the pandemic, say two Georgetown ...

Medical research

Space travel can adversely impact energy production in a cell

Studies of both mice and humans who have traveled into space reveal that critical parts of a cell's energy production machinery, the mitochondria, can be made dysfunctional due to changes in gravity, radiation exposure and ...

Immunology

Boosting stem cell activity can enhance immunotherapy benefits

Immune-system T cells have been reprogrammed into regenerative stem cell-like memory (TSCM) cells that are long-lived, highly active "super immune cells" with strong antitumor activity, according to new research from Georgetown ...

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