Health Care Decisions Day – April 16, 2021 Who will speak for you? This is a topic that very few people like talking about; however, as many people have learned, it is a very necessary conversation. Many resources are available to help people have the conversation. Sharing your wishes with the people who will be […]
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The Harry J Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has compiled a list of events, activities, and resources available during the month of April. This month includes access to support groups, assistance with making healthcare decisions, nutritional advice, online yoga classes, and much more. Click here to […]
Apr 2, 2021 No comments
In this Cancer Matters podcast, Dr Bill Nelson talks with Mike Armstrong, Dr Vered Stearns, patient navigator and community outreach advisor Jill Mull, and attorney Leslie Ries about Mike's book, Cancer with Hope, and how focusing on purpose can give patients a sense of direction following a cancer diagnosis.
Mar 27, 2021 No comments
Thursday, February 4, 2021 marks World Cancer Day. This date was selected in 2000 by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) as a positive way to unite the globe in the fight against cancer. Statistics compiled by the American Cancer Society show that there were 17 million cancer cases diagnosed worldwide and 9.5 million […]
Feb 4, 2021 No comments
V Foundation Recognizes Dr. Vered Stearns’ and Dr. Roisin Connolly’s Work with Grant from Stuart Scott Fund Memorial Cancer Research FundPosted by cpetty7 | Issues & Perspectives, Research
The V Foundation awarded Dr Vered Stearns and Dr Roisin Connolly a research grant from the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund for their work on metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer in minority patients. “The challenge is that even within a type of cancer there are multiple subtypes, and it is hard for one investigator […]
Dec 22, 2020 No comments
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is presenting the final episode of a virtual series on December 18 at 4pm EST addressing access to cancer care, social determinants of health, and ethnic composition of cancer physicians. Cancer center leaders Dr William Nelson, Dr Akila Viswanathan, Dr Otis Brawley and Dr Ashwani Rajput hosted discussions on urgent […]
Sep 28, 2020 No comments
In this episode of the Cancer Disparities podcast, Dr Otis Brawley and Dr Curtiland Deville from Sibley Memorial Hospital discuss the range of available treatments for prostate cancer, reducing cancer disparities, and increasing minority representation in radiation oncology.
Sep 9, 2020 No comments
The next Cancer Disparities podcast is now online. Today, Dr Otis Brawley speaks with Dr John Kiess of Loyola University about reconciliation, peacebuilding and how social change can improve healthcare disparities.
Aug 19, 2020 No comments
Cancer Disparities with Dr. Otis Brawley – Johns Hopkins and the African American Community of BaltimorePosted by Clinton | Issues & Perspectives, podcast
In the latest Cancer Disparities podcast, Dr Otis Brawley and Dr David Terry, from Morgan State University, discuss the long history and relationship between Johns Hopkins University and Hospital with the African American community of Baltimore.
Aug 12, 2020 No comments
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are studying the immune system to find what does and doesn't work to better fight soft tissue & bone cancer. “The basis of successful immunotherapy lies in the ability of the immune system to recognize cancer as foreign and attack, and is dependent on genetics, host and […]
Jun 25, 2020 No comments