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Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – Pediatric Radiation and Proton Therapy

Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – Pediatric Radiation and Proton Therapy

Dr Bill Nelson speaks with Dr Matt Ladra, the Director of Pediatric Oncology at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC, about using radiation and proton therapy to treat children with cancer. In this preview, Dr Ladra explains the advantages proton therapy offers children by limiting the side effects often caused by traditional radiation treatments. To(...)

Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – Katie Couric

Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – Katie Couric

In our latest podcast, Dr Bill Nelson talks with Katie Couric about the impact of cancer on her life, how she became such a powerful advocate in our fight against the disease and to preview the Stand Up To Cancer televised fundraiser, which airs on September 7. Here, Katie discusses first learning about her husband's cancer diagnosis. To listen(...)

Radiation Oncology Pioneer Moody Wharam, M.D., Dies at 77

Radiation Oncology Pioneer Moody Wharam, M.D., Dies at 77

Moody Wharam Jr., Professor Emeritus of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences and former Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, died on Aug. 10 at age 77. Dr. Wharam specialized in the treatment of children with cancer and, in his more than 40 years at Johns(...)

Special Delivery Targets Brain Cancer Cells

Special Delivery Targets Brain Cancer Cells

Pictured: Nanoparticles releasing microRNAs inside a brain cancer cell. Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center brain cancer researchers announced that they successfully delivered ultra-tiny nano-size packets of genetic code, called microRNAs, in animal models of human brain cancer. This multi-specialty study was led by John Laterra, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Kimmel Cancer Center Brain Cancer(...)