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Office of Public Affairs

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Public Relations Office coordinates cancer-related news, events and publications. Public Information Officers are available to respond to inquiries from members of the media and provide interview coordination with experts and patients and news release distribution. News releases are posted on our web site as soon as embargoes are lifted and are available on an embargoed basis through Eurekalert, NewsWise and direct email news release services through the Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communications Office.

Central Office Phone: 410-955-1287 (Note: Journalists on deadline should email or call Vanessa Wasta below)

Amy Mone
Director, Office of Public Affairs

Vanessa Wasta
Associate Director, Media Relations and Web Projects

Valerie Mehl
Publications Editor and Senior Writer

Michelle Potter
Communications Specialist

Press Guidelines regarding HIPAA and Patient Privacy

About the Kimmel Cancer Center:

Members of the media should use the shortened version of our name, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, to refer to experts or the cancer center. Press Guidelines regarding HIPAA and Patient Privacy

Background on the Kimmel Cancer Center
Who is Sidney Kimmel?
History of Johns Hopkins - includes information on the four founding physicians and why is it "Johns"?
Facts and Figures
Timeline of Discoveries


Read Our Blogs
Cancer Matters: timely topics
Our Cancer: for caregivers


Chemo School & Virtual Tour

Take our video class to learn about your first steps in receiving chemotherapy Chemo School
Prepare for your first visit with this "walking" tour of our clinical facilities.  Watch the video.


Promise and Progress
The magazine of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

On Target
A publication by the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


The Kimmel Wire

The Kimmel Wire

Latest News from the Kimmel Cancer Center
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