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US News & World Report - Top Ranked for Cancer Care

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Read more about this year's rankings

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Giant Food Added to Johns Hopkins University's Founders Wall

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The Founders Wall at Johns Hopkins University recognizes supporters of the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

Since 2008, Giant Food has raised more than $11 million dollars for pediatric cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center's Division of Pediatric Oncology.

"You have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of young patients that now have a fighting chance to not let cancer stop them from doing all the things that kids should be doing," said Ronald Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University.

With the addition of Giant Foods, there are 166 names on the Founders Wall, whose contributions have matched or exceeded Mr. Johns Hopkins’ visionary founding gift of $7 million.

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Scientists Identify 'Mutation Accelerator' in Gene Mutation Linked to Common Adult Leukemia

Small study in mice and cells shows combination of gene-targeting drugs slows leukemia cell growth
 
In preliminary experiments with mice and lab-grown cells, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have found that a protein-signaling process accelerates the work of the gene most frequently mutated in a common form of adult leukemia and is likely necessary to bring about the full-blown disease. Read more.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $250,000 Research Grant

Hyundai Hope on Wheels and Baltimore-area Hyundai dealers awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, childhood cancer researcher, Alan Friedman.  He will use the grant to develop new cancer therapies that draw on children’s own immune system to tackle particularly serious brain tumor known as glioblastoma multiforme. Friedman was presented the $250,000 grant during a Hope On Wheels handprint ceremony at Johns Hopkins on September 16.

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Oncology Times Features Camp Sunrise Medical Director, Orly Klein

The Oncology Times has published a three part series on what and how oncologist spend their summer vacations. In this second series, pediatric oncologist and Camp Sunrise's Medical Director, Orly Klein talks about her summer vacation volunteering, as many Johns Hopkins pediatric oncologists, nurses and staff do, for a week long summer camp for kids with cancer, Camp Sunrise.

Read the article.

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PBS - The Story of Cancer Documentary

Cancer Documentary

The Story of Cancer, a documentary based on the pulitzer prize winning novel, The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee aired on PBS stations.  Segments of this Ken Burns documentary were shot at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.  If you missed the documentary, you can watch it here.