Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Office of Public Affairs
March 2007


An email falsely attributed to Johns Hopkins describing properties of cancer cells and suggesting prevention strategies has begun circulating the Internet. Johns Hopkins did not publish the email, entitled “Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins,” nor do we endorse its contents. For more information about cancer, please read the information on our web site or visit the National Cancer Institute’s web site at http://web.archive.org/web/20070504193914/http://www.cancer.gov

Another hoax email that has been circulating since 2004 regarding plastic containers, bottles, wrap claiming that heat releases dioxins which cause cancer also was not published by Johns Hopkins. More information.



Having major organ cancer myself (Kidney – left radical nephrectomy 2001, current Bladder Cancer) I do get annoyed with people who seek to exploit those fighting for their lives!

Whether it is sticking Goji Berries up your bottom, Apricot Kernels in your ear or for that matter Chemo the chances of a medicament or treatment CURING the cancer are all too limited but one wond3ers at the sanity of those who publish eMails like the one I have highlighted!

Greg L-W.