The Division of Cytopathology

Support Our Research

General Support

The treatment of cancer is undergoing a radical change. In the future, patients will no longer receive "generic" chemotherapy, but rather therapy that is specifically tailored to their tumor. This will require the application of sensitive new molecular tools to traditional biopsy methods, such as those used by cytopathologists.

We strongly believe that the application of molecular techniques to cytologic biopsy samples will vastly improve the detection and treatment of cancer in the future. But these new technologies require resources above and beyond those we've already dedicated to this research. Financial support is needed to develop creative new approaches to cancer diagnosis, including breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, melanoma, and cervical cancer.

Individuals may give direct donations, leave money as a bequeath, or ask that donations be sent in lieu of flowers. Those of you wishing to support Cytopathology research at Johns Hopkins may do so by sending your tax-deductible contribution payable to the Johns Hopkins University to:

Cytopathology Research—Dr. Syed Ali
c/o Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 424
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417

Cytopathology Fellowships & Funds


Corporate Sponsorship

If your corporation would like to support this website, please contact Dr. Syed Z. Ali at or call 410-955-1180.