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Weekly Progress Notes December 4


In Case You Missed it: Proton Therapy Webinar

Proton Center

Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center specialists Curtiland Deville, M.D., and Matthew Ladra, M.D. recently hosted a webinar on “Proton Therapy: Clinical and Technological Advances in Radiation Oncology.” Drs. Deville and Ladra have extensive experience in proton therapy research and treatment. In this webinar, they:

  • Distinguish the basic physics of photon and proton therapy
  • Describe the rationale and theoretical advantages for proton therapy
  • Identify the currently available, evidence-based guidelines for proton therapy in various adult and pediatric disease sites
  • Explore the evolving and future indications of proton therapy

Click here to access the webinar.


Save the Date: Symposium on Humanism and Medicine

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The John Conley Foundation for Ethics and Philosophy in Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will present the “Symposium on Humanism and Medicine: As if the Patient Mattered,” in the Turner Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free to attend, and free parking is available in the Washington Street garage.

The symposium will address topics such as burnout and wellness among health care professionals, as well as the erosion of the human relationship between provider and patient. Luminary speakers—including John Harley Warner, Ph.D., Arthur Kleinman, M.D., Louise Aronson, M.D., Salvatore Mangione, M.D., and Stephen J. Spann, M.D—will give presentations on these topics.

For more information and to register, visit


MedChi Educational Series on Physician Dispensing


Are you looking for approved continuing medical education courses related to prescribing and dispensing opioids and other medications? To meet the needs of physicians, the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi) has developed the Physician Dispensing Educational Series. Click here to access the series and learn more.


Precision Medicine Research Tools You Can Use

Johns Hopkins Medicine has recognized the Precision Medicine Analytics Platform (PMAP) and Secure Analytic Framework Environment computing platform as the best practice environments for research. Visit the PMAP portal to learn about these and other precision medicine resources that are available to all Johns Hopkins Medicine investigators.



Click here for the December 2019 calendar on You can download a PDF copy here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Dec. 4: History of Biology and Medicine "The Stranger and Beautiful History of Light”—to access click here. Text CME Code 22736 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Dec. 5: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here.

Dec. 6: Oncology Grand Rounds “Checkpoint Arthritis” and “Checkpoint Pneumonitis”—to access click here. Text CME Code 24109 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Dec. 6: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here

Dec. 6: Informatics Grand Rounds “The Mining Project: The Johns Hopkins Multimodality Neuromonitoring Interest Group”—to access click here.



New Clues About Cancer and Aging

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Cancer has long been considered a disease of aging. But new research showing that cell division rates slow down in humans at older ages helps explain why cancer decelerates at the extreme end of life. 




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