Monday, October 1, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some ideas for Georgetown residents to improve their health this fall.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Beth Lawton
Monday, October 1, 2012
Hundreds of D.C. residents will be walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk in Washington on Oct. 12 - 14. In June the Komen race for the cure took over the National Mall. The annual events are aimed at both raising awareness of and research funds for the fight against breast cancer. In a newsletter, Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans said about the Komen race, "This event is important not only for raising needed funding, but also for raising awareness of breast cancer." Evans' first wife, Noel, lost her battle with breast cancer in 2003. This October is the 28th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to participating in Alexandria's major October breast cancer event, you might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other …
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Capital Breast Care Center kicked off the celebration of the Royal Wedding Thursday, April 28 at Peacock Café in Georgetown.
Washingtonians wore their finest hats and fascinators Thursday as they offered cheers to the Royal Wedding and raised funds for the Capital Breast Cancer Center (CBCC). All proceeds for the event at Peacock Cafe in Georgetown will benefit the CBCC, which offers breast cancer screening services to D.C. women, regardless of their ability to pay. The group is an initiative of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event featured plenty of deep blue dresses a la Kate Middleton's engagement dress and hats galore. Guests, including Michelle Cross Fenty, enjoyed English food and could pose with cardboard cutouts of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Jennifer Harlow was a driving organizing force behind Thursday's event. As a …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Georgetown University Hospital is one of 20 cancer centers participating in the I-SPY 2 clinical trial program.
Friday, Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day, but every day is cancer day at Georgetown University Hospital's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The center is one of 20 U.S. institutions participating in the I-SPY 2 clinical trial program, which expedites the screening of new drugs for women with early stage but high risk breast cancer. The program's targeted treatment programs could dramatically increase the chances of survival in high-risk populations. I-SPY 2 stand for “Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response with Imaging and Molecular Analysis -2.” To target treatment doctors test tumors for genetic or biological markers and make treatment and drug determinations based on the findings from the tumors. The results …