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Jaffee to Lead AACR; Conference Focuses on Innovative Cancer Science

Jaffee to Lead AACR; Conference Focuses on Innovative Cancer Science

Driving innovative cancer science to patient care is the theme for this year’s American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Chicago. As more progress against cancer emerges from various areas of study, scientists are bringing different tools and skills together to help diagnose cancer at an earlier stage, increasing the chances of effective treatment(...)

Cancer Interception: Kimmel Experts Part of New Stand Up To Cancer Project

Cancer Interception: Kimmel Experts Part of New Stand Up To Cancer Project

Stand Up To Cancer launched four new teams aimed at detecting and treating cancer in its earliest stages.  Lung cancer expert Julie Brahmer, M.D., is the lead investigator for Johns Hopkins for lung cancer studies based at the Kimmel Cancer Center Thoracic Center of Excellence she directs. Victor Velculescu, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in the(...)

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(...)