the community level.
Education and Outreach
Community Outreach and education combines our center's programs with our community partners to bring the best information in cancer treatment.
Stay up to date with the latest developments in research and treatments from our experts.
Wellness & Prevention
Take charge of your health!
Learn more about food, nutrition, exercise and more.
Cancer in Maryland
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified the state of Maryland at its catchment area. Our experts are dedicated to providing outreach, education and care to all areas of the state.
Community PartnersCommunity Advisory Groups
Our Community Advisory Groups (CAG) are diverse groups of individuals who help our clinicians and researchers better understand the health priorities in their communities. Cancer initiatives focus on education in cancer prevention, screening and detection and best practices in clinical care and innovative research, including clinical trials.
A remote program for better health through weight loss, led by Dr Jessica Yeh, for cancer survivors.
Studies suggest that being overweight raises the risk of cancer coming back after treatment. Safe weight loss can be achieved through healthy diet and increased physical activity.
PROMISE STUDY: MULTIPLE MYELOMA
The PROMISE study, led by principle investigator Dr. Philip Imus, is the first study to test healthy people who may be at risk for early warning signs of a blood cancer called multiple myeloma.
It will further study people who test positive for these early warning signs of multiple myeloma so that we can learn how to prevent them from developing into cancer.
PROMISE STUDY: PROSTATE
PROMISE is a registry of prostate cancer patients participating in a research study, led by Dr, Channing Paller, to learn how genetic differences can affect patient outcomes.
HPV: Know the Facts
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) increases cancer risk. Cervical cancer and head and neck cancers (in the throat and esophagus) are to linked HPV. Additional risk factors include multiple sex partners, smoking and Hepatitis B and C.
You can limit your risks by not smoking or stopping smoking and getting the HPV vaccine. Talk to your doctor about your options. People who have HPV-related cancers actually respond well to immunotherapy. So, don’t delay getting the care you need. Remember: detecting cancer early is one of the best ways to treat it.Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Liver cancer is on the rise in the United States. Obesity and diabetes, alcohol abuse and smoking are some of the main reasons more people are getting liver cancer and dying from it.
Prevention is very important when it comes to a disease like liver cancer. Steps to minimize these risks include vaccination against hepatitis B for those at risk.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Smoking: It’s bad for your heart!
Don’t start. If you do smoke, QUIT.
As soon as you stop smoking, you help your heart and lungs.
Need help? Check out our resources.
The Johns Hopkins Tobacco Treatment Clinic was established in 2018. Lead by Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S., the center is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, physicians and a certified tobacco treatment specialist.
Read about the clinic: At Johns Hopkins Tobacco Treatment Clinic, Quitting Is Just the Beginning
ResourcesColon Cancer Awareness
Learn more about Colon Cancer
Cancer Matters with Dr Bill Nelson - Trey Mancini
Kimmel in DC with Dr Ashwani Rajput - Gastrointestinal Cancers
Cancer Matters with Dr Bill Nelson - The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening
Dr. Azad on Treatment Considerations in Right- Versus Left-Sided CRC
Study Suggests Starting Some Type of Colorectal Cancer Screening at Age 40 May Be Cost-Effective
Dr. Valerie Lee: Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer
Community Education and COVID-19
COVID-19 Disparities in the Black/African American Community
COVID-19 Disparities in the Latinx/Hispanic Community
COVID-19 Vaccine | Community Education and Outreach
Kimmel Cancer Center: Caring for All Marylanders
The Kimmel Cancer Center treats patients from every county in Maryland.
Race, Healthcare Disparities and Equity in Care
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Leadership, William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D, Akila Viswanathan, M.D., M.P.H, Ashwani Rajput, M.D., and Otis Brawley, M.D., lead part one of a discussion on race, healthcare disparities and equity in care.
Promise & ProgressKimmel in the Community
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Community Outreach and Engagement Program is focused on helping Marylanders prevent cancer and develop healthier lifestyles. In this issue, read about a unique clinic to help smokers quit, a remote weight loss program, how HPV vaccination prevents cancer, research specifically helping minorities and the underserved, and more. Get to know our community health educators and the community advisors who are working with our doctors and nurses to improve the health and lives of citizens throughout our state.
Charitable Giving Support Community Outreach and Engagement at the Kimmel Cancer Center
The Kimmel Cancer Center's Community Outreach and Engagement program identifies community needs, develops health promotion and educational resources, and works to help improve health literacy and education in traditionally underserved communities. Your donation will ensure that new discoveries and knowledge are disseminated at the community level.