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This Is Our Manhattan Project

Johns Hopkins physicians declare war on pancreatic cancer


Illustration by Taylor Callery for Johns Hopkins Medicine

What does it take to get some of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s greatest minds—from many different specialties—to sync their schedules for an hour together every week? The cancer with the lowest survival rate in America.


With the fancifully monikered Felix Project (so named for the magical potion in the Harry Potter series that brings success to its drinkers), Elliot Fishman and this team of medicine’s heaviest hitters are harnessing the latest technology to catch pancreatic tumors earlier, when they’re still operable.


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