In the next On Target podcast, Dr Akila Viswanathan speaks with Dr Lawrence Kleinberg about the treatment of brain cancer and engaging the immune system to combat tumors.
Janice Paulshock is a busy woman. The 58-year-old resident of Harford County, a Maryland suburb, works full-time; is a committed mother and grandmother; runs to keep in shape; participates in charity bike rides to raise money for multiple sclerosis, from which her husband suffers; and volunteers to support current patients and medical students at Johns […]
Aug 9, 2019 6 comments
Combinations strategies involving checkpoint immunotherapies were approved as first-line options in two cancer types and showed promise in clinical trials for several hard-to-treat cancers. Important advances were also made with respect to immune-related biomarkers, cellular immunotherapies, and personalized vaccines. Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is focusing her research […]
Jan 28, 2019 No comments
Julie Brahmer, M.D., is an active clinical leader in the treatment of lung cancer and mesothelioma. As the director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and professor of oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, her research and clinical practice focuses on the development of new therapies for the treatment and prevention […]
Nov 16, 2018 No comments
Dr Bill Nelson speaks with Dr Drew Pardoll, the Director of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, about the progress being made in empowering patient's own immune system to combat their cancer.
Aug 3, 2018 2 comments
Dr Nelson talks with Dr Patrick Forde about his research showing the benefits of using immunotherapy treatments before surgery in lung cancer patients.
Jul 9, 2018 No comments
It’s lung cancer awareness month. Hear lung cancer expert Julie Brahmer and cancer genetics expert Victor Velculescu explain how immunotherapy is becoming a game changer for certain patients. Learn about the latest advances from our Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and how we are helping patients with lung cancer live better and longer. Watch the […]
Nov 16, 2017 No comments
It’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, so we wanted to gather our best Kimmel Cancer Center resources for you. Learn more about cancer vaccines and other ways our experts are working to get the immune system to fight pancreatic cancer. Watch leading pancreatic cancer and immunology expert Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., talk about new work from our […]
Nov 8, 2017 No comments
*Update Aug. 30, 2017 - The FDA has approved the CAR-T therapy tisagenlecleucel for certain leukemia patients. News of an FDA advisory committee that has reviewed one pharmaceutical company's approach to engineering a cancer patient's own T-cells, the so-called soldiers of the immune system, and injecting them back into patients with astounding success has prompted questions […]
Jul 13, 2017 3 comments
When doctors told Stefanie Joho that they had no options left, her sister scoured the internet to find "something" that could offer hope. She found a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins that looked promising, and little did Stefanie know that it would transform her life and become FDA approved. Listen to Stefanie tell her story:
May 26, 2017 No comments