About Valerie Matthews-Mehl

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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(...)

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

It’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to gather our best Kimmel Cancer Center resources for you. Learn more about cancer vaccines and other ways our experts are working to get the immune system to fight pancreatic cancer. Watch leading pancreatic cancer and immunology expert Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., talk about new work from our(...)

What Every Lung Cancer Patient Needs to Know

What Every Lung Cancer Patient Needs to Know

It’s lung cancer awareness month. “Many times patients come to us and they’ve been told they don’t have hope. We always have hope,” says Peggy Lang, nurse practitioner and coordinator of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic and Lung Cancer Screening Program. In this video, she explains what every patient facing a(...)

Pediatric Oncology Patients Become Space Explorers

Pediatric Oncology Patients Become Space Explorers

Kimmel Cancer Center pediatric cancer patients had an out-of-this-world experience complements of the Space Suit EXPLORATION Project and Projekt Postcard. Patients chatted with astronaut Nicole Stott via Skype as they created artwork that will become part of a replica space suit and post cards that will be sent to the International Space Station. Child Life(...)

Stand Up To Cancer Catalyst® Launches 10 Clinical Trial Projects

Stand Up To Cancer Catalyst® Launches 10 Clinical Trial Projects

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers and clinicians are among the leaders of one of the 10 Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Catalyst® clinical trial projects. Researchers from more than 30 institutions are collaborating across academic and corporate borders on clinical trials aimed at understanding why treatments are effective—across a variety of cancers—in a program(...)

Making Real and Measureable Progress with Immunotherapy


--This blog post celebrates the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. When we launched the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy last March, we committed to accelerate the progress of immunotherapies in a real and measurable way, taking advantage of its ability to produce unprecedented and durable cancer regressions. We(...)

Stronger Than Colon Cancer

Stronger Than Colon Cancer

Trina Taylor (Isaac) has felt God’s guidance throughout her journey with colorectal cancer. She had been out of work for over a year before she was hired at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2008, an opportunity that was an answer to her prayers and more. Isaac remembers feeling sluggish. Already thin, she was losing more(...)