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Palliative Care: Putting a Cloak on Cancer

Palliative Care: Putting a Cloak on Cancer

Palliative care addresses symptoms and distress accompanying serious illnesses. The field is emerging as a vital medical specialty in the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer. Better access to expert palliative care for all cancer patients must be a priority. Read Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson’s editorial in Cancer Today, a publication of the American Association(...)

2017 in Review: Advances in Cancer Science and Medicine


Here are our picks for the top stories: Mismatch Is Ideal Match for Immunotherapy: Our top pick was also selected by the New York Times as one of 17 things that happened for the first time in 2017. Ludwig Center and Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy investigators linked a DNA spell-checklike error, known as mismatch(...)

2017 In Review: Remembering Two Cancer Pioneers

2017 In Review: Remembering Two Cancer Pioneers

The Kimmel Cancer Center’s first director Albert Owens Jr., M.D., died on Jan. 13 at 90. He was a cancer pioneer who played a leadership role in developing oncology as a scientific discipline and clinical specialty—and who also served as president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read the full story. Donald Coffey, Ph.D., a distinguished(...)

2017 in Review: Honors and Awards

2017 in Review: Honors and Awards

The Kimmel Cancer Center was recognized with many honors and awards in 2017. Here’s the full list: Sidney Kimmel, leading cancer philanthropist for whom the Kimmel Cancer Center is named was honored with the American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Public Service Award. He was recognized for his lifelong commitment to supporting advances in cancer(...)

A New Issue of Breast Matters

A New Issue of Breast Matters

The latest issue of Breast Matters is now out on newsstands, and we have it here for you in our brand new digital design.  The new issue includes news on our GAITWAY Tumor board, a group of more than a dozen experts who match treatments to the unique genetic characteristics of patients’ tumors. It also(...)

Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

It’s lung cancer awareness month. Hear lung cancer expert Julie Brahmer and cancer genetics expert Victor Velculescu explain how immunotherapy is becoming a game changer for certain patients. Learn about the latest advances from our Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and how we are helping patients with lung cancer live better and longer. Watch the(...)

Remembering Dr. Donald Coffey

Remembering Dr. Donald Coffey

We invite you to use the comments section to share your memories and tributes to Dr. Coffey. Donald Coffey, a distinguished Johns Hopkins professor and prostate cancer expert, who was the former director of the Brady Urological Research Laboratory and deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, died on Nov. 9 at the(...)