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cancer

Fighting cancer by degrees
Published Aug 14, 2019
Hopkins student team engineers device that treats breast cancer by freezing cancerous tissue
Interdisciplinary scholar
Ashani Weeraratna named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Published July 2, 2019
She comes from the Wistar Institute, where she leads a lab studying the effect aging has on cancer metastasis
Tech Ventures
Early cancer detection test gets record investment
Published June 3, 2019
CancerSEEK, pioneered at Hopkins, will be developed by a new company that launched last week with $110M in Series A funding
Bioethics
Expert calls for solution to common drug shortages in the U.S.
Published March 5, 2019
Pediatric oncologist calls for government to address the shortage of critical cancer drugs for children
Cancer research
Immunotherapy better than chemo at treating rare form of skin cancer
Published March 5, 2019
Drug marketed as Keytruda shown to be more effective than chemotherapy at treating Merkel cell carcinoma
Cancer research
Shedding light on radiation therapy resistance
Published March 4, 2019
Researchers develop a promising method for predicting whether a tumor will respond to radiation therapy before treatment begins
Interdisciplinary scholar
Cancer screening, prevention expert Otis Brawley joins faculty
Published Jan 23, 2019
JHU's 39th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor will lead research of cancer health disparities at the School of Public Health, Kimmel Cancer Center
Biomedical engineering
A cancerous needle in a haystack
Published Oct 15, 2018
Device developed at Hopkins enables scientists to detect the presence of genetic changes that allow cancer to grow
Biomolecular engineering
Cell mechanics and the study of cancer
Published Sept 4, 2018
Denis Wirtz, vice provost for research, says unifying the field of cell mechanics around a common set of approaches will make it more valuable to the larger cancer research community
Cancer research
Suppressing YAP protein gives immunotherapy a boost
Published Aug 7, 2018
In mouse study, researchers find that turning off YAP protein in regulatory T-cells enhances anti-tumor immune response