Dr. Patricia Berg

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    Dr. Patricia Berg’s op-eds and selected media coverage of her discoveries:


  • July 16, 2016 -- "Beta protein 1 homeoprotein induces cell growth and estrogen-independent tumorigenesis by binding to the estrogen receptor in breast cancer" -- in Oncotarget | Original | Complete article


  • September 17, 2014 -- "Federal Cancer Research Funding Crisis Threatens Nation’s Mortality Rate; Fund Cancer Research To Keep Breakthroughs Coming" -- in The Baltimore Sun -- by Patricia Berg, Tom Sherman, and Robert Weiner of RWA | Original
          • September 17, 2014 -- Reprinted in Truthout.org


  • November 20, 2013 -- Michigan Chronicle Recommends Dr. Patricia Berg to Presidential Panel on Health Care -- op-ed by Bankole Thompson, Michigan Chronicle | Page 1 | Page 2
    "Dr. Patricia Berg, professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at George Washington University, where she directs the breast cancer research laboratory, would make a strong addition to the panel. In addition to developing vaccines, Berg has been a relentless advocate against government cuts in cancer research. Dr. Berg has been pushing politicians in Washington, DC and state capitals to see and understand the importance of saving lives with research."
    -- Bankole Thompson in Michigan Chronicle

  • July 30, 2013 -- "Support the Breakthrough Cancer Discoveries by Dr. Patricia Berg"
  • May 7, 2013 -- "GW Receives $275,000 in Grants from the Avon Foundation" -- in www.smhs.gwu.edu -- Avon Foundation presented researcher Patricia Berg, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine, with a check for $150,000 to assist with research on the early detection of breast cancer | DOC
          • Coverage by www.news-medical.net | DOC
  • April 11, 2013 -- "You Can't Sequester Cancer" -- in The Washington Times -- by Robert Weiner and Dr. Patricia Berg of RWA | DOC
          • Reprinted in Truthout.org
  • April 8, 2013 -- "The Role of Tumor Biology in Cancer Health Disparities" -- in Annual Report by Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities, National Cancer Institute -- features Dr. Patricia Berg
          • Summary (PDF) | Complete report (PDF)


  • April 18, 2012 -- "Federal Cancer Research Funding Crisis Threatens Detroit, Nation" -- in The Michigan Chronicle -- by Robert Weiner and Dr. Patricia Berg of RWA | Original
  • April 18, 2012 -- "Federal Cancer Research Funding Crisis Threatens Nation,” Top Researcher Patricia Berg And Ex-House Committee Director Robert Weiner Assert " -- press release by RWA


  • 2011 -- "BP1, an isoform of DLX4" -- in Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology -- by Patricia E. Berg and Saurabh Kirolikar
  • February 17, 2011 -- "Budget Cuts Threaten Cancer Breakthroughs" -- in New Jersey Star Ledger -- by By Robert Weiner, Patricia Berg and James Lewis of RWA
  • February 17, 2011 -- "Budget Cuts Threaten Cancer Breakthroughs, say Former White House Spokesman Robert Weiner, Dr. Patricia Berg, and James Lewis; Oped In New Jersey Star Ledger, State's Largest Paper" -- press release by RWA


  • April 19, 2010 -- "'Failure' is the Wrong Diagnosis" -- in The Washington Times -- by Robert Weiner and Dr. Patricia Berg of RWA
  • April 19, 2010 -- "'Failure' Wrong Diagnosis in War Against Cancer, say Congress and Medical Writers as American Cancer Research Convention Begins; Bob Weiner, Pat Berg oped in Washington Times -- press release by RWA
  • February 25, 2010 -- Photo -- Dr. Patricia Berg, Bob Weiner, and Pat's Laboratory at the National Press Club's Francis Collins (NIH Director) luncheon. Pat sat at head table with Collins.


  • June 11, 2009 -- "GW cancer researchers receive Avon Foundation grant" -- in The GW Hatchet
  • April 18, 2009 -- “Getting Closer To Controlling Cancer” -- in The Denver Post and Denverpost.Com -- by Robert Weiner, Patricia Berg, and Paulette Garthoff of RWA
  • April 18, 2009 – “Getting Closer to Controlling Cancer Requires Funding More Laboratores and Commitment Beyond Two Years of New Stimulus, Weiner and Berg Assert in The Denver Post Oped” -- press release by RWA


  • October 24, 2008 -- "Gene Found Activated in 70% of Prostate Cancer Cases, George Washington University Medical Center Scientists Report" -- press release by RWA
          • Abstract
          • "Activated gene found in 70 percent of prostate cancer" -- on Reuters News Service | DOC | Original
          • Television News Monitoring Report
  • June 7, 2008 -- 9 AM Dr. Pat Berg interviewed LIVE on CBS TV Channel 9 at Komen Race for the Cure; discussed her research at GWUMC and importance of Komen's funding in her development of suppressor of BP1, gene she discovered activated in 80% of breast cancer, and blood test for early diagnosis, as well as disproportionate impact of gene on African Americans and potential help through the research.
  • April 18, 2008 -- "Too Few Funds to Fight Cancer in US" -- in The San Diego Union-Tribune -- by Robert Weiner and Patricia Berg
  • April 18, 2008 -- "Reduced Funds For Cancer Is Cost Of Iraq, Say Ex White House Aide, Cancer Researchers" -- press release by RWA
          • "Oped Writers Say Iraq War Taking Away Cancer Funding" -- story by Scott Nance in Lexis-Nexis News on San Diego Union-Tribune article of Robert Weiner and Patricia Berg | Original
          • Reprinted in Truthout.org | Original


  • February 1, 2007 -- "Force Multipliers: GW’s interdisciplinary research teams soar to new heights" -- in GWU Research Interdisciplinary Winter 2007 -- features Dr. Patricia Berg


  • September 28, 2006 -- "Cell Division: The right to life versus the right to life" -- in Ocala Magazine -- quotes Dr. Patricia Berg and Robert Weiner of RWA
  • August 1, 2006 -- “Hillary Clinton Headlines Club’s Boost for Cancer Research” -- NDC Newsletter front page story on Berg event, organized by RWA
  • Summer 2006 -- Senior Associate Dr. Patricia Berg in George Washington University Progress Magazine
  • June 4, 2006 -- "Many Voices, One Goal: Benefit Draws Thousands Affected by Breast Cancer" -- in The Washington Post -- features Dr. Patricia Berg


  • November 5, 2005 -- "Now is not the time to cut research budgets" -- in Chicago Sun-Times -- by Dr. Patricia Berg
  • Spring 2005 -- “Expression of BP1, a Novel Homeobox Gene, Correlates with Breast Cancer Progression and Invasion” -- in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment -- by Dr. Patricia Berg, et al. -- Summary -- Complete Article


  • June 7, 2004 -- Voice of America interview at Race for the Cure with Dr. Patricia Berg
  • June 5, 2004 -- WUSA-TV Channel 9 interview at Race for the Cure with Dr. Patricia Berg
  • April 28, 2004 -- "A Gene Hunter Hopes to Save Black Women" -- in The Newark Star-Ledger
  • March 14, 2004 -- "Progress in Fight Against Breast Cancer" -- by Jesse Abrams-Morley, and March 13, 2004 -- "Scientist to Speak at Gilda's Club" -- in The Miami Herald
  • March 11, 2004 -- "Discoverer Of Breast Cancer Gene, Dr. Patricia Berg, To Keynote South Florida Gilda’s Club at Day Of Research And Hope; Progress Toward Diagnostic Tools In Breast Cancer"
  • March 8, 2004 -- "Cancer Research: This is No Time to Slow Down" -- in South Florida Sun-Sentinel -- by Dr. Patricia Berg


  • October, 2003 -- Dr. Patricia Berg -- GWUMC Breast Cancer Gene Discovery -- in Prevention Magazine and Lifetime Magazine
  • September 17, 2003 -- Dr. Patricia Berg, GWUMC, Remarks to White House-Chamber Of Commerce Summit on Small Business and Women’s Health
  • April 22, 2003 and thereafter -- Print media coverage of GWUMC News Conference on April 22, 2003 -– includes New York Times, Washington Post, New York Post, Newsday, LA Times, Washington Times, AP, Reuters, others.
  • April 22, 2003 and thereafter -- TV and radio coverage of GWUMC News Conference on April 22, 2003 – includes “CNN American Morning with Paula Zahn” live interview, also live NBC, BET, ABC, CBS, Fox Live interview, others including 160 local TV stories.
  • April 17, 2003 -- "GWUMC-led Team Reports Important Breast Cancer Discovery; Team News Conference, 11 am, Tuesday, April 22"
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