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A Day to Celebrate Survivors

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June is the time for  a special day of celebration at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.  We hope you will join fellow cancer survivors, their families, and us on June 2 to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day.  This special day is filled with inspiration, including keynote speakers, a survivor fashion show, exhibits, and(...)

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,(...)

The Hope Project

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***This post was written by Anna Ferguson, RN, BSN, research nurse and leader of The Hope Project at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul..." -Emily Dickinson ...and also in the pleading eyes of your patient that looks to you to make something positive out(...)

The Next Generation of Science Communicators

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The following post was written by Shaun Morris, student intern in the Office of Public Affairs at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.  Cheers to you, Shaun, and we wish you a bright future and successful career in science communications. It’s incredible that I’m finishing up my third summer here as an intern. Embarrassingly, I(...)

Coach Mike

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Mike Whittles was a high school football coach who found strength and support from his family, his friends, and his team. A well-known figure in his community, Mike was open and forthright about his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. His ability to 'make every day count' during his battle against the disease was inspiring to students(...)

Leroy’s blog

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Leroy Sievers was a journalist who traveled the world covering wars, invasions and other conflicts. In 2005, he began a battle of his own against colon cancer. A producer for ABC’s Nightline, Leroy was a gifted communicator. During his illness he appeared in a Discovery Channel documentary with Ted Koppel and wrote a blog for(...)

A Special Camp for Kids

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Right about now, parents are scrambling to enroll their kids in various area summer camps. The choices abound, and for many kids, it’s the highlight of their summer. Last year, I had the opportunity to visit our own Camp Sunrise, a week-long summer camp, hosted by Johns Hopkins, for children and young adults with cancer. (...)

Tao makes a difference

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In 2009, while studying at Johns Hopkins University, Tao Wang, now age 40, was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. After diagnosis, she began to focus on helping other patients with some of the questions she, herself, faced during treatment. ”Somehow, I want to make a difference in my life,” she says. Now Wang volunteers(...)

Stand Up 2 Cancer Cites Progress

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Yesterday afternoon, at the American Association for Cancer Research Meeting in Chicago, more than 150 people crowded a room to hear updates on research funded by Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) and meet the new prostate cancer Dream Team. Arnold Levine, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and biochemistry at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School opened(...)