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ASCO annual meeting features clinical trial results of immunotherapy for bladder and kidney cancer

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With recent FDA approvals of immunotherapy drugs for kidney and bladder cancer, patients now have more options to consider among their treatments. The 2016 ASCO annual meeting featured several new developments in these two cancers that seem to keep the momentum moving forward in this field. We asked Charles Drake, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of(...)

Perspective on a breast cancer genome sequencing study

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In today's lineup of stories covered by WNYC's radio program The Takeaway, Kimmel Cancer Center expert Josh Lauring, M.D., Ph.D., provides his perspective on a new study published yesterday in the journal Nature by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The study is an analysis of the genomic sequencing of 560 breast cancer patients. Listen to Lauring and radio host John(...)

One-third of patients with metastatic melanoma treated with immunotherapy drug nivolumab survive five years

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At the 2016 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting today, scientists presented their results of a follow-up study tracking the survival of metastatic melanoma patients who were treated with the immunotherapy drug nivolumab. The drug is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for advanced lung and kidney cancers and advanced melanomas.(...)

Shaping the Future of Cancer Research Training

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**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center development coordinator Allison Rich. Ben Park, M.D., Ph.D., was recently named the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s associate director for research training and education. Already an internationally recognized physician-scientist committed to training and mentoring young students and faculty members, Park’s new role allows him to even(...)

A Conversation about Cancer

A Conversation about Cancer

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On Nov. 3, 2015, a capacity crowd of more than 250 Johns Hopkins leaders, faculty, staff, students, donors, and other guests filled the Albert H. Owens Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to honor the philanthropy of Sidney Kimmel for advancing cancer discovery and care. Hundreds more watched via video streaming as Kimmel(...)