Clinical trial to target cancer drugs to gene mutations for individualized therapy

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research

Imagine a scenario where a patient comes into the clinic with a suspected cancer. The clinician not only confirms that the patient does indeed have cancer, but also identifies a specific gene abnormality that is driving the tumor. Without hesitating, the doctor prescribes a cancer drug that specifically targets the gene mutation responsible for the(...)

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Bangladeshi-American Student Aims to Bridge Relationships with Underserved Patients

Posted by  | A Day in the Life

Transitioning to my medical school clerkship after my Ph.D. training was stressful. After a five-year absence from the clinic, my medical knowledge and clinical skills were rusty. My practical knowledge — for example, how to find information in medical charts or how to present patients in morning rounds — also needed improvement. But beyond lacking(...)

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Advice from a Senior Resident to a New Intern

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This month, I became a senior resident in internal medicine. With that title comes the opportunity to help train new interns at our hospital. And when I met the talented group of interns just before their start last month, I couldn’t help but think back to my first day of residency. Two years earlier —(...)

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Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Donald Coffey Honored for Cancer Research, Mentoring

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At the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting this past April,  Donald Coffey, Ph.D., was honored with the ninth annual Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research. The award recognizes individuals whose leadership and achievements have demonstrated a major impact in the cancer research. The contributions Dr. Coffey has(...)

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Neuroscience Graduate Student Driven by How the Brain ‘Sees’

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Talking with Chanel Matney, a neuroscience graduate student in the Brown Lab, can send your mind racing in many different directions as she discusses her passions and interests and gives sage advice. A native Marylander from a family with diverse career paths ranging from medicine to performance art, Chanel is the sole basic science researcher.(...)

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