Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – New AACR President Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee

Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – New AACR President Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee

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Dr Bill Nelson, the Director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, begins a new podcast series focused on cancer treatment and research. In episode one, Dr Nelson speaks with Dr Elizabeth Jaffee, the Kimmel Cancer Center’s Deputy Director and the Associate Director of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, from the annual meeting(...)

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(...)

Starting a Conversation about Advance Directives

Starting a Conversation about Advance Directives

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Bright and early at 6 am on April 16th, Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services staff members greeted patients clad in t-shirts encouraging them to learn about advance directives. The effort was part of the National Healthcare Decisions Day “Start a Conversation Project” and is aimed at helping people understand advance directives and(...)

Jaffee to Lead AACR; Conference Focuses on Innovative Cancer Science

Jaffee to Lead AACR; Conference Focuses on Innovative Cancer Science

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Driving innovative cancer science to patient care is the theme for this year’s American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Chicago. As more progress against cancer emerges from various areas of study, scientists are bringing different tools and skills together to help diagnose cancer at an earlier stage, increasing the chances of effective treatment(...)

Remembering Dr. Richard Humphrey, Multiple Myeloma Pioneer

Remembering Dr. Richard Humphrey, Multiple Myeloma Pioneer

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Richard Humphrey, a multiple myeloma pioneer who was among our founding Cancer Center faculty members and former director of its diagnostic immunology laboratory, died on March 27, 2018. Dr. Humphrey reflected on the early years of the “Oncology Center” on its 25th anniversary: “Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow. Who would have predicted that such(...)

Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat

Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat

Posted by  | Prevention/Screening

Prostate cancer is a leading health problem for men. As strategies for prostate cancer screening and active surveillance are refined, men may benefit from early detection and cure of life-threatening prostate cancer but avoid overtreatment of the non-life-threatening variety. Read Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson’s editorial in Cancer Today, a publication of the American(...)