cancer research

On Target with Dr. Akila Viswanathan – Cancer Research

On Target with Dr. Akila Viswanathan – Cancer Research

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The latest podcast from Dr Akila Viswanathan is now online. This week, she talks with Dr Marikki Laiho about the  innovative cancer research she is conducting at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.   In this preview, Dr Laiho explains how the POL 1 enzyme is implicated in cancer growth. To listen to the entire(...)

Cancer Research: Back to Basics

Cancer Research: Back to Basics

Posted by  | Research

Many types of cancer are caused by gene mutations acquired during a person’s lifetime. Systematic cataloging of these acquired gene defects has led to improved screening, detection, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.  A more deliberate investment in discovery research could reveal more opportunities for developing cancer treatment by making better sense of the acquired gene defects(...)

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(...)

Boost to Cancer Research with Half Billion Gift from Ludwig Fund

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2014 is off to a great start. Johns Hopkins is one of six centers to share in a half billion-gift to cancer research. Our center will receive about $90 million in new funding, which will outlast the current directors of the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins and fund new generations of cancer scientists until we beat(...)

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(...)