In this Cancer Matters podcast, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Director Dr Bill Nelson speaks with Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles and Dr Nilofer Azad about Trey's treatment, and return to baseball, following a diagnosis of colon cancer.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and in this Kimmel in DC podcast, Dr Ashwani Rajput speaks with Dr Valerie Lee about the importance of screening as well as the diagnosis and treatment for patients who develop the disease.
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New Mathematical Model of Cancer Formation Reveal that Genetic Signs of the Disease Can Start Decades Before Diagnosis
A new mathematical model of tumorigenesis—the formation of cancer—developed by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Whiting School of Engineering, and Bloomberg School of Public Health, suggests that the accumulation of random genetic mutations that launch a cell into malignancy later in life may get their start as early as the teen years. […]
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Dr Otis Brawley speaks with Rebka Atnafou from the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and Bloomberg School of Public Health about her work to improve community engagement in Baltimore.
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Dr Arjun Gupta discusses a 'Cancer Care Chronicles' essay he published in JAMA Oncology, titled ''Not On My Watch.'' In the essay, he shares his experiences as a first year clinical oncology fellow, while caring for a man with colon cancer. The essay is a tribute to the patient, who throughout the journey, taught Dr […]
In this edition of the Cancer Matters podcast, Dr Bill Nelson speaks to Dr Nilofer Azad about the advances made in treating colon cancer and the importance of colonoscopy in early detection.
--Two clinical trials suggest promise for using these medications in combination with other cancer therapies Two clinical trials using combinations of drugs meant to change cancer epigentics —or the way tumors express genes — failed at shrinking colon and breast tumors. However, these trials open the door for others currently in the works to combine […]
Cancer headlines this past month included two studies on colonoscopy, a screening tool for colon cancer. The first study looks at the long-term benefits of colonoscopy and found that 50 percent of colon cancer cases were avoided by a single colonscopy. In the Cancer News Review podcast, William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer […]
Kimmel Cancer experts frequently say that “the best way to cure cancer is to prevent it from ever occurring.” Most experts agree that currently-available cancer screening tests have lead to a decline in cancer deaths. Moreover, they allow cancers to be detected early, making more treatment options available to patients. Let me say up front, […]
March is colon cancer awareness month. How much do you know about protecting yourself against colon cancer? As Dr. Luis Diaz of the Kimmel Cancer Center says, “No one should die from this disease.” Yet, colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the US, and the 2nd leading […]