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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2010


CONTACT:

Tressa Kirby
202-687-8865
tk275@georgetown.edu


For Media: Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Awareness Month Press Kit


Washington, DC--Each year in the United States, 270,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. In Washington, DC, the rate of new cases is the highest in the country. Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the area, is dedicated to
improving cancer care, which includes researching ways to prevent and better treat the disease. The cancer center also is committed to serving the community through educational and screening outreach programs.

This October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've put together a guide to help reporters find stories here in the community. Click on the link below to learn more about clinical trials and faculty experts at Lombardi as
well as a list of special events and fundraisers. To view the press kit, please click here.

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 MedStar Health). GUMC’s 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), home to 60 percent of the university’s sponsored research funding.

About Georgetown 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 40 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 http://lombardi.georgetown.edu.


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