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Three Minutes with Oncologist Michael Carducci

Three Minutes with Oncologist Michael Carducci

Michael Carducci, M.D., is the associate cancer center director for clinical research within the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the regional research director for the Greater Washington, D.C., area for the Kimmel Cancer Center. In his many years as an oncologist, Carducci has expertise in various types of cancer including bladder, kidney, prostate and(...)

Music Video Features Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Patient to Raise Awareness


A collaboration between a Johns Hopkins pediatric patient, a rising indie alt/pop group and an organization dedicated to spreading the medicine of music created a new music video for an original song, “No Giving Up.” East of Eli, fronted by singer/songwriter/actor Nathan West and his wife and actress Chyler Leigh, joined musical forces with Grammy-winning(...)

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Immunotherapy Experts Named Bloomberg~Kimmel Professors


Three Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers were recognized as the first Bloomberg~Kimmel professors in cancer immunology during a ceremony at Johns Hopkins. The event marked the beginning of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Professorships program, and the three scientists were recognized for their work in precision immunotherapy, the bacterial contributions in the microbiome, and how targeting the(...)

Researchers Advance Role of Circulating Tumor DNA to Detect Early Melanoma Growth, Uncover Treatment Options


Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have added to evidence that measuring and monitoring tumor DNA that naturally circulates in the blood of melanoma patients can not only reliably help reveal the early stages of cancer growth and spread but also uncover new treatment options that tumor genetic analysis alone may(...)

NSCLC Treatment Gets Specific with Next-Gen Sequencing, Cell-Free DNA


During a presentation on advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), Ben Levy, M.D., a thoracic medical oncologist and the clinical director of medical oncology for the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, said there is a new opportunity for clinicians to be more specific when targeting mutations in those cancer patients.(...)

Benefits of Immunotherapy in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Julie Brahmer, M.D., is an active clinical leader in the treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma. As the director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, her research and clinical practice focuses on the development of new therapies for the treatment and prevention(...)

Washington Post Cancer Summit: A Silent Epidemic: The rise of HPV-related cancers


Akila Viswanathan, M.D., executive vice chair of Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, was part of a panel discussion on the rise of HPV-related cancers. The panel was just one section of the Washington Post Cancer Summit. Viswanathan was joined by other experts in taking look at rising HPV-related cancer rates in the(...)

Why Do People Get Cancer?


Adult cancers tend to be a little different from childhood cancers, and trying to explain the disease to a young person adds to the separation. Dr. Donald Small, director of pediatric oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, said cancer in children is rare, and most are treatable. But trying to explain a cancer(...)

Navy Social Worker Completes Johns Hopkins Training, Heads to Japan


A United States Navy social worker finished up her training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and will be heading off to Japan to showcase her new knowledge and serve the country. Lt. j.g. Caroline Potter, LMSW, was honored during a ceremony inside the Weinberg Center for completing her training to advance her Maryland social work license.(...)