Washington-area obituaries of note
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Agent prevents prostate cancer growth and spread in animal studies
( Georgetown University Medical Center ) Researchers have completed a critical step in the journey from a basic science discovery in the lab to a potential clinical application by showing an experimental agent prevents tumor growth and spread in mice with prostate cancer harboring a common chromosomal abnormality. The agent, YK-4-279, is the first drug targeted at the chromosomal translocations ...
Common chemotherapy is not heart toxic in patients with BRCA1/2 mutations
( Georgetown University Medical Center ) Use of anthracycline-based chemotherapy, a common treatment for breast cancer, has negligible cardiac toxicity in women whose tumors have BRCA1/2 mutations -- despite preclinical evidence that such treatment can damage the heart.
Milton Hershey School Student Signs Letter of Intent with Georgetown University?s Men?s Diving Team
Ryan Blom will join diving team next fall (PRWeb December 19, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12409295.htm
Novel fMRI technique identifies HIV-associated cognitive decline before symptoms occur
A five-minute functional MRI test can pick up neuronal dysfunction in HIV-positive individuals who don't yet exhibit cognitive decline, say neuroscientists and clinicians at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Local Digest: Georgetown synagogue fires rabbi accused of voyeurism
Barry Freundel was charged this fall with secretly videotaping women as they prepared for a ritual bath.
Georgetown Hoyas sports roundup
Men?s basketball: Senior centerJoshua Smithwas named to the Big East weekly honor roll on Monday. Smith scored in double figures in Georgetown's first three games and recorded double-doubles, with a...
Towson Student Adds Name To Suit Against Rabbi
Two more women, including a Towson University student, have come forward to say they were sexually exploited by their rabbi.
Rabbi Fired After Accusations Of Spying On Sacred Bath
The rabbi accused of putting a camera in a sacred bath at a Georgetown synagogue has been fired.
Women with dense breasts will have to look beyond ultrasound for breast cancer screening
( The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth ) Supplemental ultrasound screening for all US women with dense breasts would substantially increase healthcare costs with little improvement in overall health, according to a Dartmouth-led research study.