The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is presenting a three-part virtual series beginning on October 2nd 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 will discussions on urgent issues of race in medicine and answer […]
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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
In this Cancer Matters podcast, Dr Bill Nelson and Dr Otis Brawley discuss why the poor and disadvantaged that are already struggling with a cancer diagnosis are also more susceptible to COVID-19.
Jun 18, 2020 No comments
When the coronavirus (COVID-19) stormed the U.S. in March, its swift spread took most of the country by surprise. Many felt frightened and unprepared, but armed with years of experience in taking on the most complex challenges, our Kimmel Cancer Center nursing team was ready. Cancer treatments often deplete immune cells, weakening the immune system, […]
May 7, 2020 No comments
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Director William Nelson, MD, PhD, spoke with The Cancer Letter about how our cancer center is managing the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the conversation here: http://bit.ly/clnelson
Mar 16, 2020 No comments
Each year, the American Cancer Society publishes data that gives a review of cancer statistics with foundational data that tells us about new cases in the U.S. and details on incidence and survival statistics state by state, overall and by cancer type. The latest report, which made headlines for a historic drop in cancer deaths, […]
Jan 27, 2020 No comments
Cancer death rates in the U.S. took the “biggest single-year drop ever,” according to a new report by the American Cancer Society. Improvements in the screening and treatment of lung cancer, the 2nd most common cancer and leading cancer killer, are a main contributor to this positive trend. Julie Brahmer, M.D., Director of the Kimmel […]
Jan 14, 2020 No comments