Let’s Talk About Cancer

By Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, Director, The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center I talk about cancer every day. I talk about the immunotherapy research we’re doing in our labs. I talk about the positive trends in outcomes we’re seeing in the clinic. I talk about how we can work together as interdisciplinary health care

By |2018-02-28T21:20:03+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: , |0 Comments

Take Action on World Cancer Day

Did you know that more than 8 million people across the world die from cancer each year? That's close to the number of people who live in New York City! In the United States, nearly 600,000 people died from cancer in 2016 (National Cancer Institute, 2016). "We can. I can." This is the call

By |2017-02-02T14:54:07+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

21st Century Cures Passes the House and Senate

The 21st Century Cures Act, a piece of sweeping, bipartisan legislation that aims to transform the ways we can discover, develop, and deliver new treatments and cures, passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week and the U.S. Senate yesterday. It is now poised to be signed by President Obama, who has indicated strong

By |2016-12-08T16:20:01+00:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

World AIDS Day and Cancer

HIV/AIDS is a deadly disease that has had a tremendous impact on the lives of millions across the world. Since the start of the epidemic in the 1980s, approximately 78 million people have become infected, and 35 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Further, there are approximately 2.1 million new infections each year. However,

By |2016-12-01T21:09:51+00:00December 1st, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was a lightning rod for controversy during this year’s presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton pledged to expand aspects of the plan. By contrast, President-elect Donald Trump promised a complete repeal, saying, “On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately

By |2016-11-21T15:30:04+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, News|0 Comments

Proposed Russell Amendment May Discriminate Against Minority Communities

Earlier this year, Rep. Steve Russell, a Republican representing Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district, added an amendment to The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Referred to as the “Russell Amendment,” the addition would allow any “religious corporation, religious association, religious educational institution or religious society” that receives federal grants and contracts to apply for “protections and

By |2016-11-17T15:01:05+00:00November 14th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments

Raise Your Voice

How can you get involved and advocate for high quality cancer care? Federal funding is critical to the advancement of medical research in the United States. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), made up of 27 different institutes and centers, is our nation's medical research agency. For more than 100 years, research supported by the

By |2016-11-17T15:01:06+00:00July 8th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: , , |0 Comments