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cpetty7 ⋅ Issues & Perspectives, precision medicine, Research, Survivorship, treatment Christine Argento, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Joy Feliciano, lung cancer, Rich Battafarano, Russell Hales ⋅
Liver cancer is one of the fastest-growing causes of cancer death in the U.S. and in many other parts of the world, says Mark Yarchoan, co-director of the Liver Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic. Since the new liver cancer clinic launched a little more than a year ago, they have seen a more than 500% increase in […]
Arnold’s advanced pancreas cancer that had spread to his liver was eliminated with a low-dose, five-drug combination being studied in a clinical trial led by Dung Le. Le is now testing new iterations of the therapy to see if she can help more patients. A new drug cocktail adds immunotherapy and a PARP inhibitor to […]
cpetty7 ⋅ precision medicine, Research, treatment Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute For Cancer Immunotherapy, Dung Le, immunotherapy, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Karim Boudadi, Lustgarten Foundation, Michael Pishvaian, Nilofer Azad, PARP, Swim Across America ⋅
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, […]
Clinton ⋅ Issues & Perspectives, precision medicine, Prevention/Screening, Research, Survivorship, treatment American Cancer Society, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute For Cancer Immunotherapy, Cancer Matters, Combination Therapy, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, lung cancer, Russell Hales, screening ⋅
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 […]
One evening several years ago, MiKaela Olsen, D.N.P., sat on her porch with a neighbor and spoke firmly and frankly to her as both a friend and a professional. Olsen, a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center clinical nurse specialist, was concerned. The neighbor, a mother of two young children, had breast cancer and was strongly […]
New faculty member directs tumor board that matches drugs with patients’ genetic targets At its core, precision medicine’s focus on finding the right treatment for the right patient at the right time is about harnessing the power of each individual’s tumor genetic information. The unique anomalies buried in each patient’s tumor are particularly important in […]
As our knowledge of breast cancer has grown, so have the number of therapy modalities and protocols used to treat this disease, from combinations of chemotherapy to targeted treatments that attack malignant cells carrying specific genetic variations. Overall, these developments have been positive, offering patients more and better options to fight their cancers, says breast […]
Clinton ⋅ precision medicine, Research, Survivorship, treatment Antonio Wolff, Breast Cancer, Breast Matters, Cancer Matters, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Roisin Connolly, Vered Stearns ⋅
Of the more than 300,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. every year, about two-thirds are hormone receptor-positive, meaning a patient’s cancer is fueled by estrogen. That’s made hormone-blocking drugs a powerful weapon against this disease. However, explains breast cancer expert Karen Smith, M.D., these drugs can have significant side effects—some so uncomfortable […]