The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Vishal A. Patel MD, FAAD, FACMS, an accomplished Mohs/Dermatologic surgeon and cutaneous oncologist, has joined the GW Cancer Center. He will serve as the director of the recently established Cutaneous Oncology Program.
For the first time, researchers at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences have successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of parasitic worms responsible for schistosomiasis and for liver fluke infection, which can cause a diverse spectrum of human disease including bile duct cancer.
Amir Afkhami, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, authored an op-ed in The Washington Post about why the U.S. should know the health status of the Iranian supreme leader. The article was also shared by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Post and Courier (Charlotte, South Carolina).