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Released: December 1, 2016


In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin — the active compound in hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms.”

Released: September 11, 2014

More research is still needed to test the role of psilocybin in helping people quit


 Johns Hopkins researchers report that a small number of longtime smokers who had failed many attempts to drop the habit did so after a carefully controlled and monitored use of psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic agent in so-called "magic mushrooms,” in the context of a cognitive behavioral therapy treatment program.

Released: December 11, 2013

Johns Hopkins researchers use FDA-approved lung cancer medication to slow the growth of chordoma in mice


Johns Hopkins researchers say that a drug approved to treat lung cancer substantially slowed the growth of tumors, in mice, caused by a rare form of bone cancer

Released: January 9, 2013


Using cervical fluid obtained during routine Pap tests, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a test to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers. In a pilot study, the “PapGene” test, which relies on genomic sequencing of cancer-specific mutations, accurately detected all 24 (100 percent) endometrial cancers and nine of 22 (41 percent) ovarian cancers. Results of the experiments are published in the Jan. 9 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.