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cancer

In memoriam
Johns Hopkins cancer pioneer Donald Coffey dies at 85
Published Nov 19, 2017
He spent more than 50 years at Hopkins, helped found Kimmel Cancer Center
Many breast cancer patients forgo post-surgery treatment
Published Nov 19, 2017
Patients who distrust health care system are more likely to go against doctor's post-surgery advice, study finds / School of Public Health
Ovarian cancer originates in fallopian tubes
Published Nov 19, 2017
Researcher says treatment for deadly disease may have stalled in part because scientists 'have been studying the wrong tissue of origin' / Hopkins Medicine
Cancer research
Scientists develop blood test to screen for cancer
Published Nov 19, 2017
Test detects tumor-derived DNA in blood, could cut down on over-testing for populations most at risk for certain cancers / Hopkins Medicine
Global health
Johns Hopkins program battles misconceptions about cancer
Published Nov 19, 2017
JHU's Center for Communication Programs and American Cancer Society produce information materials for patients in East Africa
Cancer research
Identifying cancerous 'shape shifters'
Published Nov 19, 2017
Scientists from Kimmel Cancer Center identify gene that affects prostate cancer's ability to change shape, squeeze into other organs / Hopkins Medicine
Cancer research
Slowing cancer's spread
Published Nov 19, 2017
Johns Hopkins-led team finds promising way to disrupt signals that trigger metastasis
Cancer research
FDA approves cancer drug for personalized immunotherapy approach
Published Nov 19, 2017
Drug was developed from 30 years of basic research at Johns Hopkins
Cancer research
Study: Random DNA errors cause majority of cancer cases
Published Nov 19, 2017 Video
Most cancer mutations are due to DNA copying 'mistakes,' not inherited or environmental factors, Hopkins researchers say
Behind the science
Hopkins oncologists discuss new cancer study
Published Nov 19, 2017
Researchers: 'Many people will develop cancer no matter how perfect their behaviors are because of random copying errors'