C-Answers is a video series answering your questions about cancer from the faculty and staff of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Bone Marrow Transplant
Dr. Rick Jones discusses bone marrow transplants for cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and non-cancerous diseases like sickle cell anemia and aplastic anemia. He also talks about haplo-identical transplants using brothers and sisters of patients as marrow donors.
It takes a special person to be a cancer nurse, and Kimmel Cancer Center director of nursing Sharon Krumm describes how nurses are important members of the cancer care team.
Cervical Cancer and HPV
Dr. Connie Trimble talks about HPV as the cause of nearly all cervical cancers. She's using HPV and the body's immune system in research to fight pre-cancerous cervical disease, called dysplasia.
Dr. Donald Small discusses the progress and challenges of treating kids' cancer.
Dr. Luis Diaz talks about new research to develop tests that detect colon cancer and better ways to treat it with personalized medicines.
Diet, Nutrition and Cancer
Dr. Bill Nelson discusses how the foods you eat and the way you cook them can impact cancer.
Dr. Stephen Baylin describes how tiny "epigenetic" marks act as punctuation on DNA, deciding how it's read.
Dr. Bert Vogelstein discusses how scientists are mapping the secrets within cancer genomes.
Dr. Ted DeWeese discusses how radiation beams kill cancer cells. You'll learn about types of radiation and how it's delivered.