Remembering Dr. Donald Coffey

Remembering Dr. Donald Coffey

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We invite you to use the comments section to share your memories and tributes to Dr. Coffey. Donald Coffey, a distinguished Johns Hopkins professor and prostate cancer expert, who was the former director of the Brady Urological Research Laboratory and deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, died on Nov. 9 at the(...)

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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It’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to gather our best Kimmel Cancer Center resources for you. Learn more about cancer vaccines and other ways our experts are working to get the immune system to fight pancreatic cancer. Watch leading pancreatic cancer and immunology expert Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., talk about new work from our(...)

What Every Lung Cancer Patient Needs to Know

What Every Lung Cancer Patient Needs to Know

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It’s lung cancer awareness month. “Many times patients come to us and they’ve been told they don’t have hope. We always have hope,” says Peggy Lang, nurse practitioner and coordinator of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Thoracic Multidisciplinary Clinic and Lung Cancer Screening Program. In this video, she explains what every patient facing a(...)

Pediatric Oncology Patients Become Space Explorers

Pediatric Oncology Patients Become Space Explorers

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Kimmel Cancer Center pediatric cancer patients had an out-of-this-world experience complements of the Space Suit EXPLORATION Project and Projekt Postcard. Patients chatted with astronaut Nicole Stott via Skype as they created artwork that will become part of a replica space suit and post cards that will be sent to the International Space Station. Child Life(...)

Stand Up To Cancer Catalyst® Launches 10 Clinical Trial Projects

Stand Up To Cancer Catalyst® Launches 10 Clinical Trial Projects

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Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers and clinicians are among the leaders of one of the 10 Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Catalyst® clinical trial projects. Researchers from more than 30 institutions are collaborating across academic and corporate borders on clinical trials aimed at understanding why treatments are effective—across a variety of cancers—in a program(...)

Epigenetic Drugs Reset Genes in Breast, Colon Cancers But Didn’t Shrink Tumors

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--Two clinical trials suggest promise for using these medications in combination with other cancer therapies Two clinical trials using combinations of drugs meant to change cancer epigentics —or the way tumors express genes — failed at shrinking colon and breast tumors. However, these trials open the door for others currently in the works to combine(...)

Advanced Cancer Patients Should Receive Palliative Care Soon After Diagnosis, Guidelines Suggest

Advanced Cancer Patients Should Receive Palliative Care Soon After Diagnosis, Guidelines Suggest

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Patients with advanced cancer should see a dedicated palliative care team composed of a doctor, advanced practice nurse, social worker and chaplain starting early in their diagnosis, according to guidelines issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), says the Johns Hopkins doctor who is the senior author. These guidelines, say Thomas J. Smith,(...)

What does palliative care during my cancer treatment do for my family caregivers?

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Palliative care isn’t just for cancer patients. The palliative care team can support your family and caregivers as well as you during your cancer treatment. Our expert team can provide your family and caregivers: A communication bridge to facilitate communication between you, your family and your treatment team; Relief for the stress, worry and sadness(...)