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If You Could Live Forever

Joining forces to beat childhood cancer and raise awareness, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology, along with other cancer-related organizations, have been selected by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation to receive a portion of the box-office proceeds from the North American release of the upcoming film, Ways to Live Forever. According to the film's trailer, "12-year old(...)

It’s a Win Win Situation

There was a single winner for the latest Powerball jackpot, but with Giant Food’s Triple Winner game, there are many winners.  For the past nine years, Giant Food has been offering customers the chance to donate $1 at their neighborhood Giant Food to receive a Triple Winner scratch card. Giant donates the proceeds from the campaign(...)

Surviving Cancer and Beyond

On June 2, the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins will host its annual Cancer Survivors celebration in collaboration with National Cancer Survivor Day. This special day, attended by cancer survivors, their families, and our staff, is filled with inspiration. One of the highlights of this day includes our motivating keynote speakers. Jason Cherish is(...)

A Day to Celebrate Survivors

June is the time for  a special day of celebration at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.  We hope you will join fellow cancer survivors, their families, and us on June 2 to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day.  This special day is filled with inspiration, including keynote speakers, a survivor fashion show, exhibits, and(...)

Cancer News Review

In this month’s Cancer News Review podcast, Dr. William Nelson, director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, discusses top stories in cancer research ranging from ovarian cancer screenings to a recent lung cancer study. First, Nelson broaches the topic of ovarian cancer screening recommendations issued by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) (...)

Cancer News Review

This month, Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson reviewed top stories in cancer research ranging from a partnership between a pharmaceutical company and a major academic health center, to new ways to deliver the drug Herceptin. First, he discusses the recent partnership between pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and an academic health center, the University of Pennsylvania.(...)

The Data

The following post was written by Jason Cherish, a colorectal cancer patient on his CaringBridge Journal page regarding his treatment and involvement with Swim Across America Baltimore. "I am really going to miss my chemotherapy treatments," said nobody. Ever. Having said that, I am very fortunate to be undergoing these treatments for my diagnosis, colorectal(...)

A Special Camp for Kids

Right about now, parents are scrambling to enroll their kids in various area summer camps. The choices abound, and for many kids, it’s the highlight of their summer. Last year, I had the opportunity to visit our own Camp Sunrise, a week-long summer camp, hosted by Johns Hopkins, for children and young adults with cancer. (...)

The Healing Power of Music

I never thought I’d be exposed to such a wide variety of expert musicians and performers working as a communications coordinator in the Cancer Center.  Through the Cancer Center’s Art of Healing Performing Arts Series, I have the exciting opportunity to work with high caliber musicians from the Peabody Institute, local ballet dancers, and even a(...)