MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute Opens New Clinical Space
The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute’s (MGTI) new home is on the second floor of the Pasquerilla Healthcare Building (PHC), formerly occupied by the Department of Pediatrics.

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FREE First Annual Breast Symposium Offers Leading Experts in Everything from Latest Treatments to Life after Breast Cancer Treatment
Leading experts in surgical oncology, radiation oncology, genetics, rehabilitation and more will be on hand for the First Annual Breast Cancer Symposium on the campus of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on Thursday October 23 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Georgetown Offers New Treatment Study for Alzheimer’s Disease
The Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University Medical Center is seeking volunteers to participate in a new treatment study for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study, called “NOBLE,” evaluates the potential benefits of adding an investigational drug, T-817MA, to donepezil (Aricept®).

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Advanced Genetic Testing of Woman’s Tumor Finds Unexpected Cancer Cells, Changes Treatment Options
Advanced genetic testing is an area of oncology that has been underdeveloped, until now. “In recent years there has been an explosion of academic medical centers and companies interested in the idea of finding out what‘s driving each person’s individual cancer," says Dr. Michael Pishvaian of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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MedStar Georgetown Launches Project to Improve Bone Health and Prevent Fractures in High Risk Patients
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has launched a pilot project to coordinate care for people at risk for debilitating and potentially deadly bone fractures. In collaboration with groups that work to promote bone health, clinicians at MedStar Georgetown are seeing patients through a new Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) that evaluates people who have had a fracture for osteoporosis, and offers them treatment.

Category : Orthopaedics and sports medicine , Women’s services ,

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Georgetown Huntington Disease Center Studies New Drug to Control Unwanted Movements
The Huntington Disease Care, Education and Research Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, in collaboration with Georgetown University Medical Center, is studying a new therapy to manage uncontrollable movements, called chorea, experienced by patients with Huntington disease.

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Georgetown Starts Study to Halt Alzheimer’s Disease in Those at High-Risk
Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have launched a clinical study aimed at preventing or delaying Alzheimer’s disease in people who don’t have symptoms but already have the tale-tell signs in their brains.

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Allergy Sufferers Prepare for Ragweed Season with First U.S. Approved Allergy Extract in a Pill
MedStar Georgetown is one of the first hospital in the United States to prescribe a daily ragweed pill to patients, not for allergy symptoms, but to build immunity to the ragweed pollen. The pill called RAGWITEK was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April 2014 for hay fever in patients age 18 through 65.

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Father Lives to Mark His Son’s Graduation after Successful Bone Marrow Transplant
Graduation season 2014 has special significance for 66 year-old Bruce Sullivan and his son Kieran of Lorton, Virginia. It’s a milestone Bruce wasn’t sure he would live to see.

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