New lung cancer screening with CT scans, tested at Hopkins, finds tumors earlier and saves lives

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In many cancers, early screening has helped improve your chances of a successful outcome when cancer is detected. But lung cancer has not had that type of effective screening tool until last year,  says Russell K. Hales, M.D.,  a radiation oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, a(...)

If You Think E-Cigarettes Aren’t Bad For You, Think Again

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In this technological era, I suppose it should not be all that surprising that even our bad habits have gotten a techy remake.  E-cigarettes, battery-operated devices that simulate smoking by vaporizing a liquid solution containing nicotine as well as added flavors have hit the market with storm.  Vaping—the term for the use of these electronic(...)

Our Story of Cancer: Further Gains in Preventing, Treating and Curing Cancer in the Near Future

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We've asked our staff to share their thoughts on the PBS documentary, Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies. This week, we'll post their comments, including how they hope it will influence the public dialogue on cancer, research and treatment. Terry Langbaum, MHS, Chief Administrative Officer at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, shares her thoughts: We are hoping(...)

Do you have any Lung Cancer Risk Factors?

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*This post was written by Marie Borsellino, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., oncology nurse navigator for the Managing Cancer at Work Program. Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor in the development of lung cancer. It is estimated that as many as 90 percent of lung cancer diagnoses could be prevented if cigarette smoking were eliminated.(...)

Gene Friday Series: Prevention is Cure

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This blog is the final post of our four-part "Gene" Fridays series on cancer genetics. The dream Dr. Bert Vogelstein and his team hope to realize is prevention.  He doesn’t expect to prevent cancers from occurring, but by using cancer genome sequencing, he believes there is an opportunity to prevent cancer deaths.  He envisions safe, simple, and(...)

Nine Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

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-This post was written by Stephanie Price. Cancer formation can come from the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the medicine we take. While there is no magical pill that can prevent you from getting cancer, Deborah Armstrong, associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, shares nine ways(...)

Lung cancer screening recommendations

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--This post was written by lung cancer expert Dr. Phillip Dennis. Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the United States and will kill over 200,000 Americans this year. Deaths from lung cancer exceed the number of deaths from breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer combined. The high mortality of lung cancer is(...)

Study Results Reassure Spouses/Partners of Patients with HPV-Related Oral Cancers

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  Dr. Gypsyamber D'Souza has been a steady presence at Johns Hopkins head and neck cancer clinics. You'd spot her carrying an iPad survey and containers that collect oral rinse samples. Today, the long-awaited results of her research were presented at a press conference at the American Society for Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago. D'Souza's  multicenter, pilot(...)