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Study Shows Sleep Disturbances During the Pandemic Were Similar between Breast Cancer Survivors and Healthy Controls

May 2nd, 2022

Results from the Thinking and Living with Cancer Study (TLC) showed that the development of sleep disturbances during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic increased symptoms of depression and anxiety among older women, but the findings did not differ between women who survived breast cancer and women without cancer. It is the first study to assess sleep disturbances and mental health outcomes among cancer survivors during the pandemic.…

Vascular Defects Appear to Underlie the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

November 12th, 2021

In an unexpected discovery, Georgetown University Medical Center researchers have identified what appears to be a significant vascular defect in patients with moderately severe Parkinson’s disease. The finding could help explain an earlier outcome of the same study, in which the drug nilotinib was able to halt motor and nonmotor (cognition and quality of life) decline in the long term.…

Renowned Georgetown Cancer and Aging Researcher Receives Top Honor in Her Field

March 28th, 2021

When Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, PhD, MPH, reflects on the arc of her research career, she sees no single standout moment that cemented her path. Instead, the revered member of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of oncology and medicine at Georgetown attributes her distinguished career to a continuum of work “based on persistence, curiosity and serendipity,” coupled with work involving wonderful transdisciplinary teams of colleagues.…