Issues & Perspectives

Three Minutes with Oncologist Michael Carducci

Three Minutes with Oncologist Michael Carducci

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Michael Carducci, M.D., is the associate cancer center director for clinical research within the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the regional research director for the Greater Washington, D.C., area for the Kimmel Cancer Center. In his many years as an oncologist, Carducci has expertise in various types of cancer including bladder, kidney, prostate and(...)

Benefits of Immunotherapy in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Julie Brahmer, M.D., is an active clinical leader in the treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma. As the director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, her research and clinical practice focuses on the development of new therapies for the treatment and prevention(...)

Washington Post Cancer Summit: A Silent Epidemic: The rise of HPV-related cancers

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Akila Viswanathan, M.D., executive vice chair of Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, was part of a panel discussion on the rise of HPV-related cancers. The panel was just one section of the Washington Post Cancer Summit. Viswanathan was joined by other experts in taking look at rising HPV-related cancer rates in the(...)

Why Do People Get Cancer?

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Adult cancers tend to be a little different from childhood cancers, and trying to explain the disease to a young person adds to the separation. Dr. Donald Small, director of pediatric oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, said cancer in children is rare, and most are treatable. But trying to explain a cancer(...)

A Look Inside the Kimmel Cancer Center’s Cancer Medicine Cabinet

A Look Inside the Kimmel Cancer Center’s Cancer Medicine Cabinet

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Read the latest issue of Promise & Progress featuring research advances in cancer drug discovery and development, promising new cancer drugs, patient stories and more. From scientific meetings to our own dinner tables, conversations about better treatments for cancer are among the most frequently discussed health care topics. Everyone wants them—the doctors and scientists who(...)

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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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(...)

Do you qualify for Social Security disability as a cancer patient? 5 tests

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Social Security pays benefits for a medical condition that is expected to last for at least a year, or may result in death.  Supplemental Security Income (SSI) supports the aged, blind or disabled who have little or no income, providing cash for basics like food, clothing and shelter. According to social workers at the Johns Hopkins(...)