Skip Navigation
Search Menu
News and Publications
View All Publications
2016

Pioneering Patients

Cancer patients share their stories of how immune therapies developed at the Kimmel Cancer Center saved their lives.

2016

Immune Therapy for Childhood Cancers

Pediatric cancer experts, Drs. Christopher Gamper and Brian Ladle, explain how they are developing immune therapies for the youngest cancer patients.

2016

Lessons from the First Immune Therapy

Bone marrow transplant researchers provided a unique perspective of normal immune cells, malignant ones, and the magnitude of the immune system’s power, and this understanding helped pave the way for a new era of immune therapies.

2016

Healing Cancer

Biomedical engineer, Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff, has devised a way to boost the body’s ability to heal from trauma injuries, and now she is translating the first-of-its-kind approach into an unexpected cancer therapy.

2016

The Final Frontier? Immune Therapies Break Through Cancer’s Protective Barriers

Immune Therapy: A new kind of cancer therapy that empowers the body’s own natural defenses is here and, in some patients, provides unparalleled, long-lasting responses, even in the most advanced and treatment-resistant cancers.

2016

Immune Therapy Shows Promise for Breast Cancer

Dr. Leisha Emens is conducting studies of immune therapies in breast cancer and gaining traction against the most resistant forms of the disease.

2016

Personalized Cell Therapy

Dr. Ivan Borrello explains how he is using cancer patients’ own bone marrow cells to destroy their cancer.

2016

Micromanaging Colon Cancer

Infectious disease expert Dr. Cynthia Sears, explains why the microscopic organisms living within our guts may hold clues to detecting and preventing colon cancer.

2016

Construction Begins On New Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building

Kimmel Cancer Center Director Dr. William Nelson calls the new Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building “the future of cancer care.” The new building will expand The Center’s outpatient cancer clinics, clinical research and urgent care.

2016

Sidney Kimmel Helping Others

The Kimmel Cancer Center’s benefactor Sidney Kimmel tells what inspired him to give his fortune away.

2016

Bloomberg ~ Kimmel Institute Cements Progress in Cancer Immunotherapy

Michael R. Bloomberg and Sidney Kimmel, two of Johns Hopkins’ leading donors, joined forces as the founding contributors to the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy to accelerate the development of immune therapies for patients.

2016

McConkey Named Director of Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute

After an extensive national search, leading bladder cancer researcher, Dr. David McConkey, is selected to take the helm of the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute, aimed at advancing bladder cancer research and treatments.

2016

Swim Across America Baltimore Raises Record Funds

Swim Across America (SAA) Baltimore raised record funds for the Kimmel Cancer Center’s SAA Laboratory, directed by Dr. Luis Diaz. He and Dr. Dung Le used SAA support to uncover a key biomarker to identify those likely to respond to immune therapy.

2016

Patients Kept Cozy This Winter

Cancer survivor Greg Hamilton designed the ChemoCozy, jackets that keep patients warm but allow access for IVs and other medical devices.