This month's Cancer News Review podcast with Kimmel Cancer Center director Bill Nelson begins with updates on the field of head and neck cancer in light of the encouraging news that actor Michael Douglas' cancer is in remission. Nelson says that there is an emerging story in oropharyngeal cancers (those that are in the back […]
It is truly an exciting time in cancer discovery. Discoveries in cancer genetics, immunology, and cancer stem cells are leading us to new, personalized therapies that target the specific cells and cellular alterations that drive the cancer. For children, this represents a huge step forward, as this new generation of treatments will not be as […]
There are few cancers that are as tough to beat as pancreatic cancer. When it is found, the disease has usually spread, and only about 20 percent of newly-diagnosed patients are eligible for surgery. But if there is ever a time when there are high hopes for new ways to detect and treat it, the time is now. Scientists at Johns […]
The Top Ten of 10 As we look ahead to a 2011 filled with new cancer discoveries, let’s take a moment to revisit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s top advances of 2010: #1: Personalized Cancer Medicine Becomes a Reality World renowned investigator Bert Vogelstein, M.D., and team pioneered the science that has led to […]
Three stories top the list of major developments in cancer research during the past month. Listen to these topics discussed in the most recent Cancer News Review podcast. First, to treat or not to treat is the question for low-risk prostate cancer. Whether to give aggressive treatments for low-risk cancer contained within the prostate is […]
The following blog post was submitted and written by representatives at the Lustgarten Foundation. Johns Hopkins and the Sanger Institute published two papers in the journal Nature describing how pancreatic cancer develops far more slowly than once thought. Major media outlets covering the news included The New York Times, Bloomberg News, Reuters, CBS News, Science News, […]
In this month's Cancer News Review podcast, Cancer Center director Bill Nelson reviews top headlines in cancer research. Each of the studies discussed here were published in the Oct. 2 issue of the Lancet.