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We are experiencing extremely high call volume related to COVID-19 vaccine interest. Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. We are unable to accept phone calls to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations at this time. When this changes, we will update this web site. Please know that our vaccine supply is extremely small. Read all COVID-19 Vaccine Information.

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The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is in your community. At Johns Hopkins, we recognize our obligation to serve and educate the community and to ensure that new discoveries and knowledge are disseminated at
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.

  • Community Partners

    From rural counties to urban cities in our catchment area, we want to join with you to address the cancer concerns in your community.

  • 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.


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

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 in Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital offers Zoom smoking cessation classes approximately every two months. It is the 7-week American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking program. Visit:


Cancer Matters with Dr Bill Nelson - Smoking and Vaping

Dr Bill Nelson talks with Dr Panagis Galiatsatos about the dangers of smoking or vaping and the science behind nicotine addiction.


Dr. Sheng talks Breast Cancer Awareness on
92Q FM and Magic 95.9 FM


Community Education and COVID-19

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