About Michelle Potter

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Improving the ‘Care’ in Cancer Care


*This blog post was written by the Kimmel Cancer Center's development specialist, Allison Rich. Anyone who has ever heard the words “you have cancer” knows that no part of their life remains unaffected by the reality of this diagnosis. Yet even though we know this to be true, the traditional approach to cancer medicine has(...)

An “Epi” Sort of Genetics: What is Epigenetics and How Does It Impact Cancer?


This blog post was written by intern Amanda Garrison, a student at Florida State University. In this series, we aim to help readers understand certain scientific concepts about cancer. The concepts are topics from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s annual lecture series Fundamentals of Cancer, Cause to Cure which is directed by oncologist Leisha(...)

Is Tobacco Use Not Going to be a Leading Cause of Cancer for Millennials?


This blog post was written by intern Amanda Garrison, a student at Florida State University. In this series, we aim to help readers understand certain scientific concepts about cancer. The concepts are topics from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s annual lecture series Fundamentals of Cancer, Cause to Cure which is directed by oncologist Leisha(...)

One Night, One Show, One Cause


*This blog post was written by the Kimmel Cancer Center's development specialist, Allison Rich. On October 10, 2015, rock and roll legend Paul Rodgers, the driving force of Bad Company, Free and the Firm performed at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland. Not your typical concert, this performance(...)

Marine Unit Salutes Kids With Cancer


On October 29, Marines from the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, in Parkville, Maryland visited our pediatric oncology patients. The Marines handed out specially made military tags and presented inpatients and outpatients with "honorary super kid Marine" certificates. They also performed a customized military salute and flag presentation to our childhood cancer director, Donald Small, M.D.,(...)

Morgan’s Gift of Hope


**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center's Development Specialist, Allison Rich. For most young girls, birthdays are a time of celebration – parties, gifts, and blowing out yet another candle are some of the typical highlights to look forward to. This year, however, one very special girl dreamed of something more – she(...)

Cancer News Review


In this month's cancer news review podcast, Dr. William Nelson, director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, discusses top cancer stories on sun related cancers, presmenopausal breast cancer, and prostate cancer patients with asthma and more. First, Dr. Nelson speaks about research that examines the use of vitamin B3 (niacin) and skin cancers. Skin(...)

Intertwining Healing and Art


**This blog piece was written by Judy F. Minkove on the Communal Art Project I’m so proud of you, Mom … I love you beyond reason … Hope you’re jammin’ in Heaven … are among hundreds of poignant messages that form an artistic expression of love and loss at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.(...)