cancer prevention

Top Power Foods to Eat on Meatless Monday

Top Power Foods to Eat on Meatless Monday

Posted by  | Prevention/Screening

If the phrase “Meatless Monday” has you staring blankly into your fridge, take heart. There may already be a few “power foods” lurking in there that can help you get your week off to a healthy start, says nutritionist Lynda McIntytre. Avocado, beans, berries, broccoli, eggs, leeks, nuts, oats, spinach and yogurt make the top(...)

Kimmel Cancer Center Director Moderates AACR Webinar on Cancer Screening Guidelines

Kimmel Cancer Center Director Moderates AACR Webinar on Cancer Screening Guidelines

Posted by  | Prevention/Screening

What cancer screenings do I need and when? If this answer isn't clear to you, listen to Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson moderate a webinar on "Making Sense of Cancer Screening Guidelines," hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research and Cancer Today magazine. Nelson and his co-panelists will summarize the guidelines and provide their(...)

A Conversation about Cancer

A Conversation about Cancer

Posted by  | precision medicine, Prevention/Screening, Research, Uncategorized

On Nov. 3, 2015, a capacity crowd of more than 250 Johns Hopkins leaders, faculty, staff, students, donors, and other guests filled the Albert H. Owens Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to honor the philanthropy of Sidney Kimmel for advancing cancer discovery and care. Hundreds more watched via video streaming as Kimmel(...)

Kimmel Cancer Center Joins Nation’s Cancer Centers in Supporting HPV Vaccination

Posted by  | Issues & Perspectives

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center joined all of the nation's cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in endorsing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cancers caused by the ubiquitous virus. HPV infections are known to cause most cervical, anal, oropharyngeal and other genital cancers. Vaccines are available to prevent infections of certain(...)

Gene Friday Series: Prevention is Cure

Posted by  | Prevention/Screening

This blog is the final post of our four-part "Gene" Fridays series on cancer genetics. The dream Dr. Bert Vogelstein and his team hope to realize is prevention.  He doesn’t expect to prevent cancers from occurring, but by using cancer genome sequencing, he believes there is an opportunity to prevent cancer deaths.  He envisions safe, simple, and(...)

Nine Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Posted by  | Prevention/Screening

-This post was written by Stephanie Price. Cancer formation can come from the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the medicine we take. While there is no magical pill that can prevent you from getting cancer, Deborah Armstrong, associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, shares nine ways(...)

Top Trends in Cancer Research 2011

Posted by  | Prevention/Screening, Research

It's been a game-changing year in cancer research.  Doctors and scientists don't typically like to use those words, but here's why I think this is a turning point.  Scientists are churning out the genetic code of cancer cells as quickly as the cost of sequencing technology plummets.   Teams of researchers are looking for ways to add the new armory of cancer cell-targeted(...)