Becky Wexler

MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Straight Talk' About Cancer

Experts to discuss cutting-edge research and clinical care at public forum

WHO: Oncologists from Georgetown University Medical Center’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, including:

C. Richard Schlegel, MD, PhD, creator of technology for HPV vaccine

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology

“The Future of the Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer”


Sean Collins, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

“Advances in Treatment of Prostate Cancer”


Anton Wellstein, MD, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine

“The Search for New Drugs”


Minetta C. Liu, MD

Assistant Professor of Oncology and Medicine

“Personalizing Breast Cancer Treatment”


WHAT: Schlegel, Collins, Wellstein and Liu will speak about their current research and take questions on cancer research and treatment from audience members. Each will discuss a topic related to their area of expertise. Schlegel’s research at Lombardi led to the development of the world’s first vaccine against cervical cancer.


WHEN:  Wednesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


WHERE: Hyatt Regency Bethesda

One Bethesda Metro Center (7400 Wisconsin Avenue)

Bethesda, MD 20814


MEDIA are invited to attend but must RSVP with Becky Wexler at (202) 687-5100 or


About Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Lombardi is one of only 39 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. For more information, go to


About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through our partnership with MedStar Health). Our mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, both nationally ranked, the world-renowned Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO).