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The Telegraph (U.K.)
February 19, 2010
Personalised blood tests for cancer 'could soon transform the way the disease is treated'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer center research includes comments from Victor Velculescu and Bert Vogelstein, two key scientists involved in the project.

Wall Street Journal
February 19,2010
New Test Genetically Fingerprints Tumors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Victor Velculescu, co-director of the cancer biology program at Johns Hopkins University's Kimmel Cancer Center and senior author of a new study about a blood test based on DNA of tumors that could help tailor treatment for individual cancer patients.

Vancouver Sun (Canada)
February 19, 2010
Gene-based test can identify tumour DNA in blood
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer center research includes comments from two key scientists involved in the project: Victor Velculescu and Bert Vogelstein.

Business Week Online
February 19, 2010
‘Red Flag’ Gene Marker May Take Guesswork From Cancer Treatment
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story quotes Luis Diaz, a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researcher involved in this study.

Brisbane Times (Australia)
February 19, 2010
Cancer 'can be tracked on DNA changes'
Johns Hopkins angle: This Agence France-Presse wire story about JHU research quotes Victor Velculescu, associate professor of oncology and co-director of the Cancer Biology Program, and Rebecca Leary, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

BBC News
February 19, 2010
Personalised cancer blood test hope
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about new Johns Hopkins research quotes study leader Victor Velculescu from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Luis Diaz, an assistant professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine.

Science News
February 19, 2010
Tumor tracking gets personal
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes study author Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and coauthor Luis Diaz, an assistant professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine.

HealthDay
February 19, 2010
Scientists Spot Genetic 'Fingerprints' of Individual Cancers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes two of the study’s authors, Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Luis Diaz, an assistant professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine.

Daily Mail Online (U.K.)
February 19, 2010
DNA test will allow doctors to create personalised treatments for cancer patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Straits Times (Singapore)
February 19, 2010
Blood test to detect cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Johns Hopkins cancer researcher Bert Vogelstein.

The Independent (U.K.)
February 19, 2010
Blood test offers hope to cancer sufferers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers Victor Velculescu, Bert Vogelstein, Luis Diaz and Rebecca Leary.

Nature News
February 18, 2010
Personalized biomarkers monitor cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Victor Velculescu and Rebecca Leary, two Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers involved in the study.

ScientificAmerican.com
February 18, 2010
Personalized biomarkers monitor cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers Victor Velculescu and Rebecca Leary

Sify News (India)
February 19, 2010
Personalized blood tests for cancer developed
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story about Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer center research includes comments from two key scientists involved in the project: Victor Velculescu and Bert Vogelstein.

The Times (London)
February 19, 2010
New blood test detects whether a cancerous tumour is responding to therapy
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes one of the key researchers, Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

WebMD.com
February 19, 2010
New Test Tells if Cancer Has Come Back
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes one of the key researchers, Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Technology Review (MIT)
February 18, 2010
A Personalized Tumor Tracker
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes one of the key researchers, Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Genome Web news
February 18, 2010
Sequencing Method Yields Personalized Cancer Biomarkers
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer center research includes comments from two key scientists involved in the project: Victor Velculescu and Bert Vogelstein.

TheScientist.com
February 18, 2010
Cancer genetics gets personal
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researcher Luis Diaz, who was involved in the study.

New Scientist (U.K.)
February 19, 2010
Long-promised cancer revolution begins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes one of the key researchers, Victor Velculescu of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Business Day (Australia)
February 20, 2010
Come over to the supply side and transform your world
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Anne Krueger, a professor of international economics at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

New Republic
February 18, 2010
The Furrows of Algeria
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article, Fouad Ajami of JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies reviews “The German Mujahid,” by Boualem Sansal, translated by Frank Wynne.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
February 18, 2010
Hopkins Is Leading Effort To Reduce Medical Errors
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news story quotes Johns Hopkins physician Peter Pronovost, who is leading a national effort to reduce hospital errors.

Delaware Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
February 19, 2010
Study stokes debate over county health department
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a Bloomberg School of Public Health study of countywide study of health service.

Seattle Times
February 19, 2010
Haig, top adviser to 3 presidents, hospitalized
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article reports that former secretary of state and presidential adviser Alexander Haig has been admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
February 19, 2010
BioWatch: Germantown's Psyadon tackles a ‘terribly disfiguring' disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This Maryland bioscience news roundup states that Principio, a Rockville company developing molecular imaging agents and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals to treat cancer, obtained an exclusive license to several technologies developed at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
February 19, 2010
Northrop Grumman mulls state pitch for headquarters
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Aris Melissaratos, senior adviser to the president of JHU for enterprise development.

HealthDay
February 18, 2010
Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Dorry L. Segev, a transplant surgeon and associate professor of surgery at the School of Medicine.

The Star Pres (Muncie, Ind.)
February 19, 2010
Eat right for your life
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes Lawrence Cheskin, an internist and the director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

Tampa Bay Online
February 17, 2010
Top teacher gets the attention she deserves
Johns Hopkins angle: This column quotes Julie Freischlag, vascular surgeon and chair of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
February 19, 2010
Insuring more of our children
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions that a recent JHU study found that hospitalized children who are uninsured are 60 percent more likely to die than those with insurance.

Maryland Daily Record
February 18, 2010
On the Move - Business Edition
Johns Hopkins angle: This brief notes that ADG Creative of Columbia has hired senior database engineer Judy Bruns who earned a master's degree from JHU. The brief also reports that Robert E. Kaplan has been appointed chief information officer of Clinical Trials & Surveys Corp., of Owings Mills. Kaplan performed his administrative residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
February 19, 2010
Hopkins hopes to improve on defense
Johns Hopkins angle: This Sun lacrosse column includes an item on Blue Jay men’s team.

Baltimore Sun
February 19, 2010
Lacrosse: The week ahead for state men's teams
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the Blue Jay men play Manhattan today and Delaware on Tuesday.

Baltimore Sun
February 19, 2010
Alvin J. Myerberg
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary for area home builder Alvin J. Myerberg describes him as a developer and philanthropist who, among other interests, supported multiple sclerosis research at Johns Hopkins. The story quotes Richard J. Jones, professor of oncology and medicine in the School of Medicine.

Atlantic.com – The Daily Dish blog
February 18, 2010
Confronting War Criminals
Johns Hopkins angle: JHU students disrupted a lecture Wednesday by former Bush administration attorney John Yoo, who helped author Justice Department memos justifying waterboarding and other forms of torture.


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Inside Higher Ed
February 19, 2010
Credit Cards and Campuses
As federal law takes effect Monday, students will earn significant new protections, and colleges will face several new requirements.

Associated Press
February 19, 2010
Deaths decimate Alabama college department
With three professors dead, two wounded, one charged with murder, and several professors who witnessed the attack up close, the biology department at the University of Alabama-Huntsville is traumatized.

Baltimore Sun
February 19, 2010
Audit criticizes payments to UMB administrator
A high-ranking administrator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore received $410,000 in "questionable compensation payments" between 2007 and 2009, according to a state audit.

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