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Improving Quality of Life for Patients with Lung Cancer - Dr. Stephen Broderick
Dr. Stephen Broderick and his team investigate which treatments best protect quality of life—not just survival—for patients with lung cancer.
Using Robotic Surgery to treat Pancreatic Cancer - Dr. Matthew Weiss
Dr. Matthew Weiss and his team are developing ways to reduce the trauma of surgery to treat pancreatic cancer.
Repetitive DNA and Cancer - Dr. Kathleen Burns
Repetitive DNA constitute most of our genetic makeup, but much about their function is mysterious. Dr. Kathleen Burns studies repetitive DNA to detect and kill cancer cells.
Understanding the Immune System— Dr. Joel Pomerantz
Better understanding white blood cells and the body’s immune response may help researchers detect and fight cancer. Dr. Joel Pomerantz and his team at Johns Hopkins study the immune system to this end.
Giving Immune Response a Nano-Boost— Dr. Jonathan Schneck
Can a custom-built white blood cell avoid suppression by cancer and boost our immune system? Dr. Jonathon Schneck has developed artificial antigen-presenting cells and is working to put them to use in the clinic.
Innovative Strategies for Treating Brain Tumors—Dr. Henry Brem
Normal brain tissue must be protected while doctors destroy a brain tumor. Researchers at Johns Hopkins are creating new, targeted treatments for brain tumor patients.
A Missile for Cancer — Dr. Theodore DeWeese
Dr. DeWeese and his team are testing a way to target a protein found on the surface of cancer cells, but not non-cancer cells. Their goal is to destroy cancer while protecting normal tissue.
Taking Away Cancer Cells’ Advantage — Dr. Mario Amzel
Dr. Amzel and his team are learning more about the proteins that give cancer cells an advantage over their healthy neighbors. Their work could lead to new therapies to block the proteins’ action.
Stopping the Spread of Breast Cancer Cells - Andrew Ewald, Ph.D.
Dr. Ewald's lab has discovered what allows breast cancer cells to leave the main tumor and build new tumors in the lungs, bones and brains. Now, their goal is to identify patients whose breast cancer is likely to spread so they can find ways to save their lives.
Solar Radiation on Skin – Sewon Kang, M.D.
Dermatologist Sewon Kang and his team are working on how radiation from the sun can bring about very different effects on human skin.
Treating Prostate Cancer – Urologic Oncologist Kenneth Pienta
Urologic oncologist Kenneth Pienta and his team are working to identify what keeps disseminated tumor cells asleep or reactivates them so that they can better treat prostate cancer.
Reducing Cancer Deaths – Nickolas Papadopoulos, Ph.D.
Nickolas Papadopoulos, Ph.D., and his team at the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins are developing a superbly sensitive test for mitosis by interrogating each individual’s molecule sample in patients with early-stage cancer.
Protecting Against UV Radiation – Anna Chien, M.D.
Dr. Anna Chien and her team have discovered that visible light can cause skin inflammation and skin discoloration.
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