Making a Difference at Overlea High School

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On March 26, 2015, a committed group of students at Overlea High School proudly presented the Kimmel Cancer Center with the funds they had raised to support the Breast Cancer Program and the patients and families whom it benefits. Under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs. Mary Demski, the students worked together to plan multiple(...)

Our Story of Cancer: “Inspire an Unprecedented Outpouring of Support”

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We've asked our staff to share their thoughts on the PBS documentary, Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies. This week, we'll post their comments, including how they hope it will influence the public dialogue on cancer, research and treatment. Pediatric oncologist, Pat Brown, M.D. shares his thoughts: "I hope it (the documentary) will inspire an unprecedented outpouring of(...)

ASCO’s Best of 2014

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What better way to begin 2015 than with a nod to our scientists who, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), have led some of the past year's major achievements in clinical cancer research and care. The research, in the immunotherapy and prostate cancer fields and led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center(...)

Patients Kept Cozy This Winter

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Through a grant from The Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, selected Kimmel Cancer Center patients are receiving ChemoCozy jackets this winter. The fleece jackets, stylishly and thoughtfully designed by cancer survivor Greg Hamilton and his wife, provide easy access to peripherally and centrally-inserted intravenous lines, implanted devices and pockets for surgical drains.  “We(...)

Finding Peace for Patients

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The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center offers many resources to patients and families including spiritual and pastoral care.  Our staff members offer sensitive, spiritual support for patients, family members, caregivers and hospital staff from a wide variety of religious denominations. Chaplain Rhonda Cooper shared her calling to work with cancer patients in a recent article(...)

More than Miles

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**This blog post was written by Kimmel Cancer Center development specialist Allison Rich. For Te(5A)m, the Ride to Conquer Cancer is about far more than the miles. The team was founded by the oncology nurses from Unit 5A of the Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore – but the team members’ stories are far more diverse(...)

Hope Matters

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**This blog post was written by Elisabeth Carrino-Tamasi. Elisabeth is a Clinical Social Worker at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital and the proud daughter of Dominic Carrino You have cancer.  Those three words turn the world upside down and leave patients, family members, and loved ones reeling from the news(...)

Surviving Survivorship Conference

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Whether you have just been diagnosed with cancer, are currently undergoing treatment, or are in remission…. YOU are a cancer survivor!  This survivorship experience is unique for each cancer survivor and their caregivers.  Some are challenged by changes in appearance or physical abilities, by changes in priorities, or by changes in daily routines.  Others are(...)

Johns Hopkins—Everest?

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Photo at Left: Dr. Ted DeWeese at the summit of Mt. Kala Pattar. It is 18,600 feet above Everest Base Camp and is considered the best place in the world to view Everest. The name is even more recognizable than our own Johns Hopkins and mispronounced with far less frequency. The country of Nepal’s Mount Everest—for(...)