How does diet affect lung cancer risk or treatment? Do you have a nutritionist on my care team?

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“When I meet with patients, I tell them that there are three critical parts to their therapy. The first is local therapy, such as surgery or radiation. The second is chemotherapy, or systemic therapy. And the third is their overall well-being, such as nutrition,” says Russell K. Hales, M.D. Hales, a radiation oncologist at the(...)

Johns Hopkins communications student honors father’s cancer battle in 5-mile swim

Johns Hopkins communications student honors father’s cancer battle in 5-mile swim

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Master of Health Communications student Brian Boyle will participate in this weekend's Swim Across America Baltimore event, which benefits the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. His father recently celebrated 25 years free of cancer and will be kayaking alongside his son in Sunday's swim event.  "Cancer has impacted our family many times, as it has for(...)

What Is Maryland’s Plan to Curb Cancer?

What Is Maryland’s Plan to Curb Cancer?

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We've heard much about the national Cancer Moonshot led by Vice President Joe Biden aimed at galvanizing resources across the nation to speed the rate of cancer discoveries. The Kimmel Cancer Center’s own deputy director, Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., is co-chair of the national Cancer Moonshot’s Blue Ribbon Panel that has provided recommendations for the initiative. But on(...)

National Cancer Advisory Board Accepts Blue Ribbon Panel’s Recommendations for Cancer Moonshot Initiative

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Today, the Blue Ribbon Panel of advisers for Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative presented a set of 10 recommendations for research opportunities worthy of investment. While these recommendations do not cover every corner of cancer research, they provide a framework for building on the progress we’ve made to help more scientists collaborate, make(...)

It seems that more young people in their 30s and 40s are being diagnosed. Are any studies looking at this and can they help younger patients?

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“I'm not aware of data to show that more young people are being diagnosed with lung cancer,”  says Russell K. Hales, M.D., a radiation oncologist, at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. “But anecdotally, it is what I seem to be seeing as well.  What we tend to see(...)

Stronger Than Colon Cancer

Stronger Than Colon Cancer

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Trina Taylor (Isaac) has felt God’s guidance throughout her journey with colorectal cancer. She had been out of work for over a year before she was hired at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2008, an opportunity that was an answer to her prayers and more. Isaac remembers feeling sluggish. Already thin, she was losing more(...)

What Kids Say About Camp

What Kids Say About Camp

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***With the end of summer, this concludes our three-part series about Camp Sunrise, a place of summer fun for pediatric oncology patients at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Read parts one and two. We asked kids and staff from Camp Sunrise to describe what they love about camp and their dreams for the future. Here's(...)

Amanda’s Camp Story

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***With the end of summer, we bring you a three-part series about Camp Sunrise, a place of summer fun for pediatric oncology patients at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. This is the second part of the series; read part one.  Childhood is supposed to be marked by sweet and simple memories, like losing a(...)