Cancer-Free Mondays The Maryland CRF and Johns Hopkins: The Top Five Success Stories

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This blog is the final in our four-part  “Cancer-Free Mondays” series about how the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund is helping Maryland Citizens. CRF programs have improved the health of Marylanders, and CRF research has greatly advanced the understanding of cancer.  This work has earned scientific recognition and awards, been published in science journals and been(...)

Boost to Cancer Research with Half Billion Gift from Ludwig Fund

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2014 is off to a great start. Johns Hopkins is one of six centers to share in a half billion-gift to cancer research. Our center will receive about $90 million in new funding, which will outlast the current directors of the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins and fund new generations of cancer scientists until we beat(...)

Clinical Trials Q and A: What is a clinical trial?

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We’re starting a series on frequently asked questions about Kimmel Cancer Center clinical trials. This first question is the most basic: What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is research study that involves people to test new ways of preventing, diagnosing or treating cancer.  While many patients think that all clinical trials test experimental(...)

Collaboration: The Key to a Cancer Cure

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--This post is written by Kerri Kaplan, executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation I’m often asked about new developments in the research landscape of pancreatic cancer, the nation’s most lethal cancer. As executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest non-profit foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research, I have seen tremendous progress made(...)

Cancer News Review

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In this month’s Cancer News Review podcast, Dr. William Nelson, director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, discusses top cancer stories on research about diabetes drugs linked to pancreatic cancer, African American men with prostate cancer, patient-centered drug development, and the link between omega three fatty acids and breast cancer risk. First, on the(...)

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(...)

Rally for Medical Research Draws Thousands

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Thousand of scientists, clinicians, patients, students and advocates rallied today in Washington, D.C. to support federal funding of medical research. Across the street, the American Association for Cancer Research held its annual meeting, with scores of scientists revealing the fruits of their research, much of it funded by federal dollars. We heard from legislators, scientists, patients,(...)

Bo’s Song: Brave and True

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Yesterday afternoon, singer Savannah Outen met Bo Oliver, a 16 year-old cancer patient at Johns Hopkins. She had spoken with him by phone a few times after learning about the Music is Medicine program, run by a group of Princeton students. The program encourages musicians to write and record songs for pediatric oncology patients, and proceeds(...)

Cancer News Review

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In this month’s Cancer News Review podcast, Dr. William Nelson, director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, discusses top stories in cancer research ranging from ovarian cancer screenings to a recent lung cancer study. First, Nelson broaches the topic of ovarian cancer screening recommendations issued by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) (...)