Monday, May 7, 2012
Georgetown Hospital quashed rumors that the hospital was considering a move downtown.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is not moving, a hospital spokesperson insists. Last week the Washington Post reported that a developer of the downtown Capitol Crossing site over I-395 said the location was perfect for Georgetown's hospital. “We think this is a great site for a medical school or hospital facility,” Robert Braunohler, Property Group Partners regional vice president, told the Post. For Georgetowners the most meaningful part of a possible relocation was what would happen with the space if and when the hospital relocated. Neighbors were quick to comment on the Patch article about the rumored move. "Works for me, if they'll actually convert the old hospital into dorms" one commenter wrote. But the Washington Business …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Capitol Crossing, the future development over I-395, is courting Georgetown University to create a 'Georgetown East Campus.'
As Georgetown University looks for space to house expanding programs and to make up for aging buildings, developers of the future Capitol Crossing are hoping their new project could become "Georgetown East Campus," according to the Washington Post. Capitol Crossing will sit over the entrance to I-395 just south of Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest. The prime location was the source of consternation during recent redistricting efforts as Ward 2's Jack Evans pushed to have the site included in his ward and Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells said it belonged in his. Evans won out. Throughout the Georgetown University campus plan process, neighbors have expressed their growing frustration with the increasing impact of students in the community…
Monday, June 6, 2011
Georgetown doctors agree, new breast cancer treatments "offer new alternatives."
As thousands walked or ran to raise money and awareness for breast cancer education and prevention in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in D.C., researchers 700 miles away were presenting research that could help prevent women from developing breast cancer. At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago on Saturday, researchers presented studies that advance the fight against women's cancers. In a trial, one anti-estrogen drug called exemestane was shown to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 65 percent in postmenopausal women who are at high risk. Anti-estrogen drugs, which counteract the growth of cancers that need estrogen to grow, usually have serious side effects and aren't often used. But …
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 …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Winter weather leads to a shortage of blood supplies in the DC area.
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- Alaisha Key
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Severe winter weather is leading to a shortages of blood supplies in the D.C. region and nation-wide. Several area hospitals and donation centers have seen a decline during the winter months and encourage eligible donors to give blood sooner rather than later. Several upoming local events give Georgetowners the opportunity to donate to help address the shortage. “There is a shortage in every single area particularly the East coast and the Midwest; It is partly because of the weather and because people can’t get out to donate,” says Cheryl Kravitz, director of marketing and communications for the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. Jeffrey Moore, manager at Washington Hospital Center's Blood Donor Services said, “We tend to …
Friday, December 10, 2010
Holiday activities galore in Georgetown this weekend.
Gear up for a holiday event-filled weekend! Trumpet Grrrl performs at Baked and Wired this evening. Enjoy a cupcake, a coffee and the stylings of some rocking indie trumpet from 7-9 p.m. After a successful opening last weekend, Dreamgirls is still going strong at Duke Ellington's theater. The show is a little piece of Broadway right here in Georgetown. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $25. Saturday stop by St. John's Episcopal for the green sale and Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up garland and wreaths, and enjoy holiday food and festivities with the whole family. All this holiday cheer have you singing? You'll be in good company when you head over to the Lutheran Church of Georgetown …
Friday, December 3, 2010
Designer trees inspired by patients will add color to the Dec. 12 Georgetown Jingle while also raising funds for the Georgetown University Hospital's pediatric oncology programs.
Patient Ambassadors inspired the designer-decorated trees that will bring color and spirit to the fifth annual Georgetown Jingle at the Four Seasons. The Jingle will take place next Sunday, Dec. 12 and will benefit Georgetown University Hospital's pediatric oncology programs. The event has raised $1.3 million for Dr. Aziza Shad's Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program and the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program over the past five years. Proceeds from the designer holiday-themed trees and vignettes will contribute to the event's fundraising efforts. Co-hosted by JDS Designs and The Washington Design Center, the event boasts an impressive design resume that includes top area talent as well as a design team from Martha Stewart Living …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Dec. 1 marks World Aids Day. Events locally at Georgetown University Hospital and throughout the District raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.
More than three percent of D.C. population is living with HIV/AIDS, a rate that matches the HIV rates in Uganda. Wednesday, Dec. 1, marks World Aids Day to draw awareness to the very real existence of HIV and AIDS even here in D.C. In Georgetown, neighbors are welcome to attend a speaker series at the University Hospital's new research building auditorium on the medical center campus. Speakers and topics include: Wednesday evening, a short walk to Dupont will take you to the Whitman-Walker annual candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m., co-sponsored by the DC Center for the LGBT Community. A mobile HIV testing unit will be available to offer tests free tests. Saturday, Georgetown Cupcake is partnering with Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care, Inc for "…
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Banana Republic hosts fashion show to raise money for pediatric oncology
Banana Republic's M St. location closed its doors early Sunday, but its cash registers and dressing rooms were far from quiet. The company recently became a sponsor of the upcoming Georgetown Jingle event Dec. 12 and celebrated by hosting a fashion show Sunday evening to raise money. The Georgetown Jingle was started in 2006 by a team of ardent people who recognized the funding needs of pediatric oncology programs in the D.C. Metro area. The Jingle supports Georgetown University Hospital's Pediatric Oncology programs. The past four events succeeded in raising $1.3 million and drew over 2,800 guests nationwide. Holiday decor adorned the store on Sunday with the glow of the vintage-inspired Christmas tree, designed by Sandra Meyers, …