Cancer Research: Back to Basics

Cancer Research: Back to Basics

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Many types of cancer are caused by gene mutations acquired during a person’s lifetime. Systematic cataloging of these acquired gene defects has led to improved screening, detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.  A more deliberate investment in discovery research could reveal more opportunities for developing cancer treatment by making better sense of the acquired gene defects(...)

Palliative Care: Putting a Cloak on Cancer

Palliative Care: Putting a Cloak on Cancer

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Palliative care addresses symptoms and distress accompanying serious illnesses. The field is emerging as a vital medical specialty in the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer. Better access to expert palliative care for all cancer patients must be a priority. Read Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson’s editorial in Cancer Today, a publication of the American Association(...)

2017 In Review: Remembering Two Cancer Pioneers

2017 In Review: Remembering Two Cancer Pioneers

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The Kimmel Cancer Center’s first director Albert Owens Jr., M.D., died on Jan. 13 at 90. He was a cancer pioneer who played a leadership role in developing oncology as a scientific discipline and clinical specialty—and who also served as president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read the full story. Donald Coffey, Ph.D., a distinguished(...)

2017 in Review: Honors and Awards

2017 in Review: Honors and Awards

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The Kimmel Cancer Center was recognized with many honors and awards in 2017. Here’s the full list: Sidney Kimmel, leading cancer philanthropist for whom the Kimmel Cancer Center is named was honored with the American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Public Service Award. He was recognized for his lifelong commitment to supporting advances in cancer(...)