cancer research

Top Maryland scientists discuss research on tracking and treating cancer

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At the annual Research Matters conference yesterday, top scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center discussed research using advanced imaging methods to develop better ways pinpoint and track cancer cells — down to the microscopic level — and precisely target each cell with anti-cancer drugs. Experts also delivered presentations(...)

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(...)

Clinical Trials Q and A: What is a clinical trial?

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We’re starting a series on frequently asked questions about Kimmel Cancer Center clinical trials. This first question is the most basic: What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is research study that involves people to test new ways of preventing, diagnosing or treating cancer.  While many patients think that all clinical trials test experimental(...)

Collaboration: The Key to a Cancer Cure

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--This post is written by Kerri Kaplan, executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation I’m often asked about new developments in the research landscape of pancreatic cancer, the nation’s most lethal cancer. As executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest non-profit foundation dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research, I have seen tremendous progress made(...)

Gene Patents Get Supreme Decision

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Last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision on Myriad's breast cancer gene patents sparked many comments from patients, the public and scientists. Here's what several Johns Hopkins experts had to say about the topic: "I am thrilled with the Supreme Court's unanimous decision to overturn gene patents.  This was the only choice and will open up(...)

Creativity Competition Creates New Ideas to Cure Cancer

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Last Friday, the historic Hurd Hall at Johns Hopkins was filled to capacity with students, faculty and staff waiting to hear five scientists – all in the early part of their careers – describe their novel ideas on how to cure metastatic cancer.  It was part of a competition on creative thinking named for John(...)

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(...)