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The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center evaluates opportunities to collaborate with outside organizations and hospitals on programs that meet our mission. Our collaborations include:
Allegheny Health Network
In a five-year program established by the Kimmel Cancer Center and Allegheny Health Network, we are working together to support cancer care and research through clinical collaborations, medical education, and a broad range of cancer research initiatives.
Clinical Trials Networks
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is one of 11 Lead Academic Organization sites of the National Cancer Institute's Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN), which supports the evaluation of early phase clinical trials on experimental therapies. Johns Hopkins-owned hospitals, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are part of the Kimmel Cancer Center's ETCTN. As part of the ETCTN, the Kimmel Cancer Center also serves as the lead organization for a consortium of five Atlantic Coast, NCI-designated cancer centers to coordinate and conduct clinical trials, including Emory's Winship Cancer Institute, Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Virginia Cancer Center.
The Kimmel Cancer Center is one of 30 Lead Academic Participating Sites for the National Cancer Institute's National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). As part of the NCTN, the Kimmel Cancer Center partners on government-funded clinical trials in more advanced stages of development. Johns Hopkins-owned hospitals, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are part of NCTN initiatives.
Faculty members of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center provide consulting and guidance to the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network, led by Adrian Dobs, M.D., at Johns Hopkins and John Niederhuber, M.D., of INOVA Health. The network facilitates National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trials among hospitals including Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, MD, INOVA Health System in Falls Church, VA, Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD, and Reading Hospital in Reading, PA.
The Kimmel Cancer Center also participates in other cancer clinical trials consortia, including those for prostate, breast, and bone marrow cancers, immunotherapy, and the Hoosier Cancer Research Network.
Disease Prevention Clinical Trials
The Kimmel Cancer Center collaborates with Johns Hopkins ProHealth, a program of Hopkins' Division of Internal Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, led by Lawrence Appel, M.D, M.P.H. Specific clinical trials collaborations include a focus on survivorship and weight loss in cancer patients.
Through the Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities, the Kimmel Cancer Center collaborates with Baltimore community organizations and health clinics to distribute health information and offer cancer screenings through St. Clare Medical Outreach. These collaborating centers include:
- Baltimore Medical Systems
- Bea Gaddy Family Centers
- Dr. S. Mark Redwood, Chesapeake Urology Associates
- Franciscan Center
- Hispanic Apostolate
- Park Heights Community Health Alliance
- Shepherd's Clinic
- Wald Community Nursing Center