Vanessa Wasta

Vanessa Wasta

Vanessa Wasta

With more than a decade of experience managing media relations and web projects at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Vanessa Wasta covers laboratory and clinical research news that spans the work of more than 200 cancer center members across numerous academic departments.  She also guides the Kimmel Cancer Center’s social media program, including two blogs, Twitter, Facebook and You Tube accounts.

Wasta is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and formerly chaired the Public Affairs and Marketing Network for cancer centers.  She holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a master of business administration from Loyola University Maryland.  Previously, she worked in the Marketing and Public Relations Office for the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center.


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Brenda Sieglitz February 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Hi Vanessa,

I have previously written for the Cancer Matters blog (formerly under Brenda Boitson) and I recently published my book. I would love to share again with your readers and possibly set up a reading for some of the cancer support groups at Johns Hopkins. Please get in touch, thanks!


Vanessa Wasta February 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Hello Brenda -- so glad to hear from you! I will be in touch via email.


john Paul David Wilber September 30, 2013 at 9:02 am

How u Like to highlight a old Recovery of the Youngest to have non-Hodgkin lymphoma t-cell in 1977. that was being taking care of at Hopkins before there was a kids ward for cancer .

well i am that person might have to look deep in the archives i do remember having 4 filing cabinets just for me back then.


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