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MedStar Georgetown First and Only Center in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region to Offer Proton Therapy for Cancer Patients

(Washington, D.C) April 17, 2018- For the first time, cancer patients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region have access to the latest cancer-fighting technology, proton radiation therapy, now available at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Proton Therapy Center. Martha Ramos, 53 of Maryland became MedStar Georgetown’s first patient to receive proton therapy.  Ramos is being treated for recurrence of a brain tumor.   “It’s encouraging to know that this kind of radiation will result in less damage to the healthy area of my brain,” says Ramos.  Proton therapy is more precise and targeted than conventional radiation. It works by using…

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MedStar Georgetown First Hospital in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area to Use New Deep Brain Stimulation System for Parkinson’s Disease

Vercise™ DBS More Convenient for Patients than Traditional DBS

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IMPORTANT: Parking Changes and Construction Activities Now Underway

NOTICE: Construction Activities in Patient/Visitor Parking Garage To better serve our patients, we are renovating our patient/visitor parking garage (accessible via Entrance 2). The renovation work will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and continue through the end of 2018. Patients and visitors may notice certain areas of the garage sectioned off so that the construction work can be done in a safe and contained manner. You may also hear periodic noise in the garage from the work being done on the concrete surface. These renovations will allow for significant upgrades to the garage and…

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Family History Increases Breast Cancer Risk Even in Older Women: Weighing Screening Options

WASHINGTON — Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women — those ages 65­ and older, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could impact mammography screening decisions later in life. The large study of more than 400,000 women is the first to specifically look at family history as a breast cancer risk factor in two groups of women, age 65-74 and 75 and older, says the research team, led by Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, associate professor of oncology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a member of…

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