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Hope Matters

Hope is:

To cherish a desire with anticipation.

Hope can be:

A reservoir of strength, a sustaining force, a guide, a positive state of mind, a peace-giver, a lifeline.

The belief that something good can come from something bad.

Hope means something different to everyone, but is important to the emotional and psychological well-being of cancer patients.We believe that, regardless of prognosis, everyone benefits from identifying sources of hope in their life and discussing these hopes with their treatment team.

Mission statement:

To promote and encourage a sense of Hope in the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Hope Project believes that:

Recognizing and integrating an individual’s Hopes into the treatment plan optimizes oncology care. We aim to educate oncology providers about the importance of Hope and encourage them to regularly discuss Hope with patients. We also aim to encourage patients to identify their individual sources of Hope.



Anna Ferguson RN, BSN

Research Nurse

Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Research  Building
1650 Orleans St. 2M
Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone: 410-614-4838
Fax: 410-614-0549

Robin D. Carlson

Administrative Program Coordinator
Cancer Immunology Program

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
The Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building
1650 Orleans Street, CRB1, 440
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Phone: 410-955-7866
Fax: 410-614-0549