Cancer Matters

World-class Care in a Community Setting

World-class Care in a Community Setting

Posted by  | Issues & Perspectives

In June, The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s  Breast Center at Green Spring Station opened its doors to a brand new space in its existing suburban location. The new setting offers a few additional services and some truly special amenities. When patients come to the Kimmel Cancer Center clinic at Greenspring Station Pavilion III, they’ll(...)

Leading the Gene Team

Leading the Gene Team

Posted by  | precision medicine, Research, treatment

New faculty member directs tumor board that matches drugs with patients’ genetic targets At its core, precision medicine’s focus on finding the right treatment for the right patient at the right time is about harnessing the power of each individual’s tumor genetic information. The unique anomalies buried in each patient’s tumor are particularly important in(...)

Giving Patients Better Results With Fewer Treatments

Giving Patients Better Results With Fewer Treatments

Posted by  | precision medicine, Research, Survivorship, treatment

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(...)

A Model for Breast Cancer Care and Wellness

A Model for Breast Cancer Care and Wellness

Posted by  | precision medicine, Research, treatment

New Clinical Director for Under Armour Breast Health Innovation Center is working to make care more efficient for patients Early in Mary Wilkinson’s training, she was drawn to medical oncology because of the special relationships doctors in this specialty have with patients. Instead of patients passing quickly through her care, she formed long-term relationships with(...)