Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, US - video
- 08 February
- Diagnosis & Treatment
The name Johns Hopkins has become synonymous with excellence in research and patient care.
Its science and medical programs earn more federal research dollars than any other medical institution in the country.
Since its opening in 1973, our Cancer Center has led the world in deciphering the mechanisms of cancer and new ways to treat it. The strength of our research and treatment programs was recognized early on by the National Cancer Institute, becoming one of the first to earn comprehensive cancer center status and recognition as a “Center of Excellence.”
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has active programs in clinical research, laboratory research, education, community outreach, and prevention and control. More on the NCI's Cancer Centers Program.
VisionTo accelerate the transformation of cancer care by promoting the discovery of knowledge leading to the prevention and cure of human cancers
Mission• Decrease mortality and morbidity from cancer, and improve the quality of life for those who have cancer
• Excel in cutting-edge basic, translational and clinical research and in the application of fundamental knowledge to prevent and cure cancer, and to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
• Safely and compassionately provide the full range of evidence based, preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, supportive and patient focused services to cancer patients and their families
• Lead in cancer education of health professionals, scientists, patients and their families, and the community at large
Why Johns HopkinsPatients who visit the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins have access to some of the most innovative and advanced therapies in the world. Because Kimmel Cancer Center clinicians and research scientists work closely together, new drugs and treatments developed in the laboratory are quickly transferred to the clinical setting, offering patients cutting edge therapeutic options.
The Kimmel Cancer Center has a wide spectrum of specialty programs for both adults and children coping with cancer, including bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and new drug development. Additionally, those at high risk for developing breast, ovarian, colon and other cancers, may seek information about early detection, prevention and genetic counseling through a comprehensive genetics service.
We also offers complete family and patient services that include a Cancer Counseling Center, survivors and palliative care programs, and two residences for patients traveling from out-of-town to receive treatment.
The Kimmel Cancer Center furthered its commitment to excellence in patient care and research by building three facilities that enhance ongoing programs and services and promote new developments in cancer research, treatment and prevention: the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, the clinical care cancer facility, and the Bunting Blaustein and Koch Cancer Research Buildings, state-of-the-art cancer research and teaching buildings
Patient InformationPatients and families, who cope with cancer, face many challenges. We believe that the more our patients know about their cancer and its treatment, the more equipped they are to actively participate in their care. The Harry J. Duffey Family Patient and Family Services Program offers a variety of resources to assist patients and families during this time.
The Skip Viragh Outpatient BuildingThe Patient and Family Services Program is pleased to announce our second location in the The Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Center. The office is located on the second level (Suite M2115) near the entrance to the Orleans Garage. Oncology Social Work, Transportation Coordination, Housing Coordination, Pastoral Care, Palliative Care and Notary Services will be available in the Viragh Building.
Viragh Patient GuidePatients should be well informed and educated about their care and resources available here at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Every new patient receives a Viragh Patient Guide; a customized binder, complete with handouts for that individual patient's needs. It is his or hers to keep. The handouts include information on the disease, treatment, coping with side effects and the psychological impact of cancer, nutrition, exercise and what to do when treatment is over.
Maps and Directions to Johns Hopkins Medicine LocationsWherever you are in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. or the D.C. suburbs, Johns Hopkins is right around the corner.
Whether you’re an area resident, or traveling from out of state or overseas, the world-class expertise and innovative care of Johns Hopkins Medicine is within reach. Johns Hopkins Medicine has five hospitals (The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital), as well as multiple surgery centers and physician offices located throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area. A sixth hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, is located in Florida.
Below you’ll find details on all our hospital campuses, treatment centers and community physician offices.