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Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Oncologist, Medical Director of Cancer Services, Washington Cancer Institute

Christopher Gallagher, MD, is the medical director of Cancer Services and teaching attending physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Oncologist, Medical Director of Cancer Services, Washington Cancer Institute
April 16, 2020

Managing cancer is a constant battle. As with all serious illnesses, cancer patients have critical needs that can’t wait. And…

Triple-negative breast cancer: Who should get tested for their genetic risk?

by Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Oncologist, Medical Director of Cancer Services, Washington Cancer Institute
August 24, 2018

Triple-negative breast cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. It grows aggressively, and it lacks the three most common markers (estrogen…

Exciting breast cancer news: More women can safely forgo chemotherapy

by Christopher M. Gallagher, MD, Oncologist, Medical Director of Cancer Services, Washington Cancer Institute
June 13, 2018

Data from a 2018 study have confirmed the standard of care for many women with early-stage breast cancer: chemotherapy isn’t…