In the latest Kimmel in DC podcast, Dr Ashwani Rajput talks with Dr Michael Pishvaian about treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, specifically colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer, as well as the importance of clinical trials in developing improved standard practices of care.
In the latest On Target podcast, Dr Akila Viswanathan and Dr Amol Narang discuss how radiation oncologists at Johns Hopkins are addressing the challenges of treating pancreatic cancer.
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. […]
Clinton ⋅ Bert Vogelstein, bloomberg school of public health, Christian Tomasetti, colon cancer, Donald German, Francis M. Giardiello, John Groopman, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Kamel Lahouel, Ken Kinzler, Laurent Younes, Ludmila Danilova, National Cancer Institute, pancreatic cancer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ralph H. Hruban, Research, The John Templeton Foundation, the Lustgarten Foundation, the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund, whiting school of engineering ⋅
A new cancer test developed by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists screens for seven types of cancer in a completely unique way. DELFI is a new and different kind of cancer screening test. Rather than finding cancer gene mutations or chemical alterations to the DNA, known as epigenetic changes, it detects unique patterns in […]
Clinton ⋅ Prevention/Screening blood test, Breast Cancer, colorectal cancer, DELFI, DNA, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Liquid Biopsy, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, Victor Velculescu ⋅
In our next podcast, Dr Bill Nelson speaks with Kimmel Cancer Center Deputy Director, Dr Elizabeth Jaffee, to review her year as President of the American Association for Cancer Research and to assess the progress being made in the use of immune therapy to treat pancreatic cancer. In this preview, Dr Jaffee looks ahead to […]
In our next podcast, Dr Bill Nelson speaks with Dr Matthew Weiss, the Surgical Director of Johns Hopkins Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinics, about rise of cases with those types of cancers. In this preview, Dr Weiss describes a clinical trial that seems to be making significant progress for patients using immune therapy. Click […]
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 […]
It is two years years ago today that legendary WBAL radio host Ron Smith died of pancreatic cancer. Ron's reach and impact as the "Voice of Reason" went far, but so do the efforts of his friends and family to fund research aimed at detecting pancreatic cancer at an earlier, treatable stage. On his blog, WBAL's Rob […]
--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 […]
This web page was part of a research study to assess the effectiveness of online support, nurse practitioner Marian Grant, who answered questions on symptoms, treatments and support for pancreatic cancer patients. This page is now closed to questions/comments, but for a list of previously answered questions by Marian Grant, go to the comments section […]