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cancer

Cancer research
Scientists develop blood test to screen for cancer
Published Feb 24, 2018
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 Feb 24, 2018
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 Feb 24, 2018
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 Feb 24, 2018
Johns Hopkins-led team finds promising way to disrupt signals that trigger metastasis
Cancer research
FDA approves cancer drug for personalized immunotherapy approach
Published Feb 24, 2018
Drug was developed from 30 years of basic research at Johns Hopkins
Cancer research
Study: Random DNA errors cause majority of cancer cases
Published Feb 24, 2018 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 Feb 24, 2018
Researchers: 'Many people will develop cancer no matter how perfect their behaviors are because of random copying errors'
Q+A
Saints, mastectomies, and the power of myth
Published Feb 24, 2018
A conversation with filmmaker Bernadette Wegenstein, whose documentary 'The Good Breast' offers an intimate look at surgical breast cancer interventions
Biomedical engineering
DNA inspector gadget
Published Feb 24, 2018
New open source gene sequencing software could aid in early detection, treatment of cancer
Health disparities
Cervical cancer death rates higher than previously thought
Published Feb 24, 2018
Risk of dying greater among black women and women over the age of 65, study finds