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World-class Care in a Community Setting

World-class Care in a Community Setting

In June, The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s  Breast Center at Green Spring Station opened its doors to a brand new space in its existing suburban location. The new setting offers a few additional services and some truly special amenities. When patients come to the Kimmel Cancer Center clinic at Greenspring Station Pavilion III, they’ll(...)

Leading the Gene Team

Leading the Gene Team

New faculty member directs tumor board that matches drugs with patients’ genetic targets At its core, precision medicine’s focus on finding the right treatment for the right patient at the right time is about harnessing the power of each individual’s tumor genetic information. The unique anomalies buried in each patient’s tumor are particularly important in(...)

Giving Patients Better Results With Fewer Treatments

Giving Patients Better Results With Fewer Treatments

As our knowledge of breast cancer has grown, so have the number of therapy modalities and protocols used to treat this disease, from combinations of chemotherapy to targeted treatments that attack malignant cells carrying specific genetic variations. Overall, these developments have been positive, offering patients more and better options to fight their cancers, says breast(...)

Helping Patients Stay on Hormone-Blockers? There’s an App for That

Helping Patients Stay on Hormone-Blockers? There’s an App for That

Of the more than 300,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. every year, about two-thirds are hormone receptor-positive, meaning a patient’s cancer is fueled by estrogen. That’s made hormone-blocking drugs a powerful weapon against this disease. However, explains breast cancer expert Karen Smith, M.D., these drugs can have significant side effects—some so uncomfortable(...)

Helping Breast Cancer Survivors Reach Their Weight-Loss Goals

Helping Breast Cancer Survivors Reach Their Weight-Loss Goals

Numerous studies have shown that even a modest amount of weight loss can improve a variety of health-related metrics and quality of life for those who are overweight or obese. Attaining a healthy weight is important for breast cancer survivors, says new Kimmel Cancer Center breast cancer expert Jennifer Sheng, M.D. Studies have shown that(...)

A Model for Breast Cancer Care and Wellness

A Model for Breast Cancer Care and Wellness

New Clinical Director for Under Armour Breast Health Innovation Center is working to make care more efficient for patients Early in Mary Wilkinson’s training, she was drawn to medical oncology because of the special relationships doctors in this specialty have with patients. Instead of patients passing quickly through her care, she formed long-term relationships with(...)

Sibley Integrative Medicine – Laughter

Sibley Integrative Medicine – Laughter

In the next podcast from Sibley Integrative Medicine, Dr Rosanne Sheinberg and Harpreet Gujral discuss the healing power of laughter. In this preview, they say that any type of laughter has a positive impact. To listen to the full podcast, click here: http://bit.ly/2MGh8vv