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Promise and Progress - Special Commemorative Issue: The Abeloff Era - Building Upon a Tradition of Excellence

Special Commemorative Issue: The Abeloff Era - Building Upon a Tradition of Excellence

Promise & Progress

Promise & Progress - Spring 2007

Articles in this Issue

Directors Letter

  • There is no doubt that the accomplishments of the past 15 years are remarkable and worth discussion.

Headline Makers

  • At Johns Hopkins, researchers and clinicians believe thatcancer stem cells may be a new therapeutic target for cancer.
  • In the case of tonsillar cancers, a type of cancer that has been steadily on the rise since 1973, the link to HPV may be a good thing.

Humble Guy

  • Reflections on the decade and a half at the helm of one of the world's greatest cancer centers and the years leading up to it.





A Place to Come Together

  • Thirty years ago, when the first facility to house a cancer center at Johns Hopkins (then called the Oncology Center) was being built, the Center’s director, Albert H. Owens, had a vision.

Reflections of Martin D. Abeloff

  • Very few people have done more to reach out to neighbors and advance our healing sciences than Dr. Martin Abeloff.
  • Isn’t it remarkable that a doctor as busy as Marty would be so prescient as to recognize the importance of art as an essential component of his wonderful new building?    
  • Johns Hopkins is #1, in my opinion, in the country. Martin Abeloff has played a key role in making it the best.
  • During Marty’s time as director, our Cancer Center has grown in national prominence to be one of a small group of very visible centers of excellence in oncology in the country.

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