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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(...)

An “Epi” Sort of Genetics: What is Epigenetics and How Does It Impact Cancer?

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This blog post was written by intern Amanda Garrison, a student at Florida State University. In this series, we aim to help readers understand certain scientific concepts about cancer. The concepts are topics from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s annual lecture series Fundamentals of Cancer, Cause to Cure which is directed by oncologist Leisha(...)

Is Tobacco Use Not Going to be a Leading Cause of Cancer for Millennials?

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This blog post was written by intern Amanda Garrison, a student at Florida State University. In this series, we aim to help readers understand certain scientific concepts about cancer. The concepts are topics from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s annual lecture series Fundamentals of Cancer, Cause to Cure which is directed by oncologist Leisha(...)

One Night, One Show, One Cause

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*This blog post was written by the Kimmel Cancer Center's development specialist, Allison Rich. On October 10, 2015, rock and roll legend Paul Rodgers, the driving force of Bad Company, Free and the Firm performed at the Modell Center for the Performing Arts at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland. Not your typical concert, this performance(...)

Marine Unit Salutes Kids With Cancer

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On October 29, Marines from the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, in Parkville, Maryland visited our pediatric oncology patients. The Marines handed out specially made military tags and presented inpatients and outpatients with "honorary super kid Marine" certificates. They also performed a customized military salute and flag presentation to our childhood cancer director, Donald Small, M.D.,(...)

Morgan’s Gift of Hope

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**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center's Development Specialist, Allison Rich. For most young girls, birthdays are a time of celebration – parties, gifts, and blowing out yet another candle are some of the typical highlights to look forward to. This year, however, one very special girl dreamed of something more – she(...)

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(...)

Intertwining Healing and Art

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**This blog piece was written by Judy F. Minkove on the Communal Art Project I’m so proud of you, Mom … I love you beyond reason … Hope you’re jammin’ in Heaven … are among hundreds of poignant messages that form an artistic expression of love and loss at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.(...)

Why I Ride: Michele Fountain

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For Michele Fountain, a second-year cyclist in the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Howard County General Hospital, there is more than one reason why she gears up and rides. Having worked at Johns Hopkins for over 30 years—12 of which have been spent(...)