Patient Stories

Ashley’s Story

Posted by  | Childhood Cancer, Patient Stories

Optimist International and Johns Hopkins – Partners in Curing Childhood Cancer   Ashley was treated for a rare mutation of leukemia at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Today, Ashley, and many more children, are able to live healthy and happy lives thanks to contributions from Optimist International and the excellent care teams throughout Johns Hopkins.

Music Video Features Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Patient to Raise Awareness

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A collaboration between a Johns Hopkins pediatric patient, a rising indie alt/pop group and an organization dedicated to spreading the medicine of music created a new music video for an original song, “No Giving Up.” East of Eli, fronted by singer/songwriter/actor Nathan West and his wife and actress Chyler Leigh, joined musical forces with Grammy-winning(...)

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

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

Posted by  | Issues & Perspectives, Patient Stories, Prevention/Screening, Research, treatment

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(...)

The State of the Bladder Cancer Battle

The State of the Bladder Cancer Battle

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On a weekend before a business trip, Ken Brothers noticed some blood in his urine. He wondered if it was related his recent loss of 40 pounds on a medically-supervised diet and emailed his doctor about it. Blood in the urine is a common symptom of bladder cancer, but its presence is not always associated(...)

A perspective on an immunotherapy clinical trial

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This blog post was written by Kristina Baum, who has melanoma and is participating in a clinical trial on immunotherapy at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. For more information on Kristina's story, watch her interview with Denise Grady on the New York Times' Facebook page or follow her on Twitter at @kristinabaum. For the post,(...)

Johns Hopkins communications student honors father’s cancer battle in 5-mile swim

Johns Hopkins communications student honors father’s cancer battle in 5-mile swim

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Master of Health Communications student Brian Boyle will participate in this weekend's Swim Across America Baltimore event, which benefits the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. His father recently celebrated 25 years free of cancer and will be kayaking alongside his son in Sunday's swim event.  "Cancer has impacted our family many times, as it has for(...)

Stronger Than Colon Cancer

Stronger Than Colon Cancer

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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(...)