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U.S. News and World Report ranks Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center the top cancer hospital in New England; fourth in U.S.

July 15, 2014

U.S. News and World Report ranks Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center the top hospital in New England for the 14th straight year.
 

Targeted drugs get first test in early stage lung cancer

August 19, 2014

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched a new nationwide clinical trial to find out if two molecularly targeted drugs that have improved outcomes in advanced lung cancer can increase survival of patients with early-stage lung cancer that has been surgically removed.

Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD in the lab 

Nineteen Dana-Farber scientists listed among world's most influential

July 01, 2014

In an affirmation of worldwide respect for the impact of Dana-Farber research, 19 basic scientists and clinical investigators at the Institute have been listed among "the world's most influential scientific minds." The ranking was based on how frequently their research discoveries have been cited by peers in the past decade.
 

Scientists unravel mystery of brain cell growth
August 07, 2014

Dana-Farber scientists and international colleagues have discovered how a single protein can exert both a push and a pull force to nudge a neuron in the desired direction, helping neurons navigate to their assigned places in the developing brain.

Study finds new genetic risk markers in pancreatic cancer
August 03, 2014

A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Early detection and transplantation provide best outcomes for bubble boy disease
July 31, 2014

Children born with so-called “bubble boy” disease have the best chance of survival if they undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as soon after birth as possible, according to a detailed analysis of 10 years published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers say the findings argue for expanding newborn screening for the life-threatening immune disorder.

Northeastern University receives $1.15 million National Institutes of Health grant (Boston Business Journal)

August 27, 2014

A new program called CaNCURE is a unique partnership between the Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Northeastern University.

Robotic prostate removal tied to surgical changes, costs (Reuters)
August 27, 2014

Dr. Steven Chang led a study showing robotic surgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in the number of surgeons performing prostate removals and in the overall cost.

OncoBriefs: Low-Nicotine Cigs, Prostate Bx and UTI, Myeloma Drug (MedPageToday)
August 25, 2014

 

Dr. Paul Richardson led a study showing treatment with an investigational oral drug led to stable disease or better response in three fourths of patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma. 

Red Sox Beat: No more big league chew (Boston Globe)
August 21, 2014

Dr. Robert Haddad discussed former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s oral cancer diagnosis during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.

Calling on Cancer's A-Team (Yahoo News)
August 13, 2014

Dana-Farber has launched an extensive research project into cancer genomics.

 

Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say (Los Angeles Times)
August 08, 2014

John Quackenbush, PhD, commented on a study that showed understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective treatment.

 

Two Genes Add to Breast Cancer Risk (MedPageToday)
August 07, 2014

Dr. Koen M. A. Dreijerink participated in a study that suggested the MEN1 mutation is also involved in the formation of breast cancer tumors.

 

Mindfulness Meditation (CLASS CANCELLED)(3)

August 28, 2014

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies

Elana Rosenbaum, LICSW is a leader in the clinical application of mindfulness meditation to cancer care 

Join us for some mindfulness-based stress reduction and breath awareness. 

Adult patients, family members and caregivers are welcome. 

Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center 

at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu

 

You may also visit us at Dana-Farber.com/Zakim.

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Gynecologic and Breast Cancer Caregiver Support Group(2)

August 28, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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For caregivers of inpatients with a gynecologic or breast cancer diagnosis.  Lunch is provided.  For more information, please call Bobbi Allison at 617-732-5670. more

Sunrise Qigong

August 29, 2014

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies  

In this class, you will learn to stretch and strengthen your mind and body.  

Come relax, loosen and strengthen tired muscles, improve circulation, develop symmetry and balance and fine tune your mind/body skills.  

Program instructor, Ramel (Rami) Rones is on the leading edge of Mind-Body, Tai Chi and Qi Gong therapies for patients with cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. He is an internationally known teacher, speaker and author of the best-selling Sunrise and Sunset Tai Chi books and DVDs.  

For adult patients, family members and caregivers.  

Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center  

at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu  


 

 You may also visit us at Dana-Farber.org/Zakim.  

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