In this Kimmel in DC podcast, Dr Ashwani Rajput and Dr Maureen O'Donnell discuss the surgery options for patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have uncovered a new mechanism by which invasive breast cancer cells evade the immune system to metastasize, or spread, to other areas of the body. They propose that therapies targeting this process could be developed to halt or prevent metastasis and reduce breast cancer deaths. Natural killer (NK) […]
Jul 10, 2020 No comments
In this Cancer Matters podcast, Dr Bill Nelson and Dr Cynthia Zahnow discuss how her experience as a breast cancer survivor informs her research into examining a potential link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer.
Feb 13, 2020 No comments
In the next On Target podcast, Dr Akila Viswanathan talks with Dr Sara Alcorn about the multidisciplinary approach to treating breast cancer and how the use of radiation is becoming more personalized to each patient.
Nov 19, 2019 No comments
In our next Cancer Disparities podcast, Dr Otis Brawley, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, talks to Dr Avonne Connor from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health about her research into co-morbid conditions and breast cancer disparities. To listen, click here: http://bit.ly/AvonneConnor
Oct 16, 2019 No comments
One evening several years ago, MiKaela Olsen, D.N.P., sat on her porch with a neighbor and spoke firmly and frankly to her as both a friend and a professional. Olsen, a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center clinical nurse specialist, was concerned. The neighbor, a mother of two young children, had breast cancer and was strongly […]
Oct 8, 2019 No comments
As our knowledge of breast cancer has grown, so have the number of therapy modalities and protocols used to treat this disease, from combinations of chemotherapy to targeted treatments that attack malignant cells carrying specific genetic variations. Overall, these developments have been positive, offering patients more and better options to fight their cancers, says breast […]
Oct 5, 2019 No comments
Of the more than 300,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. every year, about two-thirds are hormone receptor-positive, meaning a patient’s cancer is fueled by estrogen. That’s made hormone-blocking drugs a powerful weapon against this disease. However, explains breast cancer expert Karen Smith, M.D., these drugs can have significant side effects—some so uncomfortable […]
Oct 4, 2019 No comments
Numerous studies have shown that even a modest amount of weight loss can improve a variety of health-related metrics and quality of life for those who are overweight or obese. Attaining a healthy weight is important for breast cancer survivors, says new Kimmel Cancer Center breast cancer expert Jennifer Sheng, M.D. Studies have shown that […]
Oct 3, 2019 No comments
In our next On Target podcast, Dr Akila Viswanathan talks with Dr Jean Wright from Sibley Memorial Hospital about treating breast cancer. In this preview, Dr Wright explains the different types of breast cancer and their frequency of diagnosis. To listen to the full podcast, click here: http://bit.ly/2HmvCfP
Sep 10, 2019 No comments