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(...)

Cancer News Review

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In this month's Cancer News Review podcast, Dr. William Nelson, director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discusses the top stories in cancer research.  First, he discusses recent news of DNA sequencing efforts in leukemia.  As the availability of genome sequencing technology grows, we can inventory all of the acquired defects that contribute to cancer, he says. Finding(...)

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(...)

Sequencing Our Genes: What it Does and Doesn’t Do

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This is the second blog in a three-part series. As technology that makes it possible to quickly sequence an individual’s whole genome becomes increasingly more available and affordable, people have begun to wonder about its ability to predict diseases a person is likely to develop.  If I had my whole genome sequenced, could it reveal whether(...)

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. (...)