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Deficiencies in Repair of DNA Identified in Many Types of Solid Tumors

A new investigation of more than 48,000 stored tumor samples finds evidence of a key deficiency in a repair mechanism designed to keep DNA from being mutated and causing cancer.
14-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Counterintuitive Finding That Could Benefit Younger Colorectal Cancer Patients

Younger colon cancer patients appear to have more than three times as many mutations in their tumors as older patients, which could lead to more effective treatment decisions, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
14-May-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Number of Mutations in a Tumor Varies by Age and Type of Cancer

A team of investigators led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that the tumor mutation load, or TML, in a patient’s cancer biopsy varied by age and the type of cancer, along with several other factors.
14-May-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smoking Cessation Counseling Successful When Paired with Lung Cancer Screening

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The first successful randomized trial of its kind provides preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung cancer screening can be effective at helping people stop smoking.
8-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Understanding When Eating Soy Might Help or Harm in Breast Cancer Treatment

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact – positive and negative – that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer treatment.
26-Jan-2017 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Patient Prostate Tissue Used to Create Unique Model of Prostate Cancer Biology

For the first time, researchers have been able to grow, in a lab, both normal and primary cancerous prostate cells from a patient, and then implant a million of the cancer cells into a mouse to track how the tumor progresses. The achievement, say...
15-Dec-2016 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Smoking Down, Number of Lives Saved Up as More Countries Embrace Tobacco Control Measures

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Between 2008 and 2014, more than 53 million people in 88 countries stopped smoking due to tobacco control measures, which means that more than 22 million smoking-related deaths have been averted, say researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi...
8-Dec-2016 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Georgetown Lombardi Hosts Patient/Physician Symposium Focused on GI Cancers

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The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts its 7th Annual “Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer,” a symposium for medical professionals, patients and advocates, Dec. 1-3,...
29-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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