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October 1, 2009
Hopkins on the Health Care Debate
The health care debate in Washington, D.C., and around the nation has important consequences for Johns Hopkins Medicine operations.
JHM executives have played a quiet but notable role in the debate, meeting with officials from the White House and the Cabinet, and with Members of Congress and their staff, explaining the key role of academic medical centers in the delivery of health care to millions of Americans. To find out more about Hopkins on the Health Care Debate, follow this link.
Stem Cell Research
While it’s only one of many research areas being pursued at Johns Hopkins Medicine, stem cell research is making great strides in many labs across campus.
The exciting stem cell research going on here at Johns Hopkins is featured in a new web documentary that can be viewed here
Anticancer Drug Yields Positive Response
Anticancer Drug Yields Positive Response in People with Advanced or Recurring Skin and Brain Cancer
The Hedgehog signaling pathway is involved in a preliminary study and case report describing positive responses to an experimental anticancer drug in a majority of people with advanced or metastatic basal cell skin cancers. One patient with the most common type of pediatric brain cancer, medulloblastoma, also showed tumor shrinkage. Full story
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