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cancer

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
Breast cancer
A dynamic cellular defense against metastasis
Published Aug 2, 2018
In study of mouse tissue, scientists discover that cells around breast milk ducts can reach out to grab stray cancer cells to prevent their spread
Scholarships
Senior among 10 AACR Undergraduate Scholars
Published May 29, 2018
Two-year award from cancer research organization supports young scientists as they begin their careers
A personalized approach to cancer treatment
Published May 14, 2018
Scientists find a way to distill complex biomolecular data into labels that are easier to interpret