In the latest On Target podcast, Dr Akila Viswanathan speaks Dr Harry Quon, the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic.
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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have uncovered a new mechanism by which invasive breast cancer cells evade the immune system to metastasize, or spread, to other areas of the body. They propose that therapies targeting this process could be developed to halt or prevent metastasis and reduce breast cancer deaths. Natural killer (NK) […]
In a research study published online June 24 in the journal Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, the research team found that routine radiation treatment after surgery for a rare and slow-growing type of brain tumor called pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, or PXAs, was associated with markedly worse overall survival. The researchers reviewed 550 PXA patients from the National […]
A new research study published June 20 in Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology found key biological differences between aggressive and more indolent, less harmful brain tumors that develop in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patients. NF1 is a genetic disorder that can predispose those affected to benign and cancerous nervous system tumors. “These findings may lead to […]
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are studying the immune system to find what does and doesn't work to better fight soft tissue & bone cancer. “The basis of successful immunotherapy lies in the ability of the immune system to recognize cancer as foreign and attack, and is dependent on genetics, host and […]
In this Cancer Matters podcast, Dr Bill Nelson and Dr Ashwani Rajput, the Director of the Kimmel Cancer Center in the National Capital Region, discuss how the Johns Hopkins Health System will deal with a backlog of cancer surgeries that were delayed by COVID-19.
Oncologists who practice and teach at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are calling on medical oncology training programs to invest substantially more time educating physicians about palliative care and how to talk to patients about “bad news.” Click here to read more