treatment

Pancreatic Cancer Matters: Right Treatment at the Right Time

Pancreatic Cancer Matters: Right Treatment at the Right Time

Posted by  | Issues & Perspectives, pancreatic cancer, precision medicine, Research, treatment

Our collaborative team of scientists, physicians and allied health workers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center specialize in translating science learned in the laboratory into exceptional clinical care. The Skip Viragh Center for Pancreas Cancer Clinical Research and Patient Care is a world leader in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer, leading all(...)

The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

Posted by  | Issues & Perspectives, pancreatic cancer, Prevention/Screening, Research, treatment

Just eight percent of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after their diagnosis. Why is this cancer so deadly and where are advances in treatment headed? Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, describes explains in a 2018 interview on WYPR. http://www.wypr.org/post/why-pancreatic-cancer-so-deadly

Jaffee looks to the future of checkpoint immunotherapy for cancer treatment

Jaffee looks to the future of checkpoint immunotherapy for cancer treatment

Posted by  | Issues & Perspectives, precision medicine, Prevention/Screening, treatment

Combinations strategies involving checkpoint immunotherapies were approved as first-line options in two cancer types and showed promise in clinical trials for several hard-to-treat cancers. Important advances were also made with respect to immune-related biomarkers, cellular immunotherapies, and personalized vaccines. Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is focusing her research(...)

Researchers Advance Role of Circulating Tumor DNA to Detect Early Melanoma Growth, Uncover Treatment Options

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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have added to evidence that measuring and monitoring tumor DNA that naturally circulates in the blood of melanoma patients can not only reliably help reveal the early stages of cancer growth and spread but also uncover new treatment options that tumor genetic analysis alone may(...)

A Look Inside the Kimmel Cancer Center’s Cancer Medicine Cabinet

A Look Inside the Kimmel Cancer Center’s Cancer Medicine Cabinet

Posted by  | Issues & Perspectives, Patient Stories, Prevention/Screening, Research, treatment

Read the latest issue of Promise & Progress featuring research advances in cancer drug discovery and development, promising new cancer drugs, patient stories and more. From scientific meetings to our own dinner tables, conversations about better treatments for cancer are among the most frequently discussed health care topics. Everyone wants them—the doctors and scientists who(...)

Palliative Care: Putting a Cloak on Cancer

Palliative Care: Putting a Cloak on Cancer

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Palliative care addresses symptoms and distress accompanying serious illnesses. The field is emerging as a vital medical specialty in the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer. Better access to expert palliative care for all cancer patients must be a priority. Read Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson’s editorial in Cancer Today, a publication of the American Association(...)