Date: April 20, 2010
There is no more exciting time to be a part of cancer medicine and prevention than now. We are now beginning to see the pay off from decades of dedicated work against cancer. Over the past three years, despite the growth and aging of our population, the total number of cancer deaths has declined for the first time.
Still, for far too many people, more than a million a year, cancer remains a very real threat to health, happiness, and to life itself. And, when we consider how many of us have a family member or close friend with some form of cancer, it is clear that the collection of
diseases we call cancer touches everyone.
So, while there is much we have accomplished, there is yet more we need to do. I truly believe, that with the continued support from the state and other donors, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will shape the future that will ultimately see us conquer cancer.
WILLIAM G. NELSON, M.D., PH.D.
MARION I. KNOTT PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR
THE SIDNEY KIMMEL COMPREHENSIVE
CANCER CENTER AT JOHNS HOPKINS