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Dana-Farber to study ways to reduce overtreatment of DCIS

February 05, 2016

Dana-Farber investigators receive $13.3 million in funding to study whether some groups of patients with DCIS who do not benefit from standard treatment, could be effectively managed with surveillance alone.

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"Discover. Care. Believe." highlights Dana-Farber breakthroughs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched DiscoverCareBelieve.org, a new platform to illustrate what sets Dana-Farber apart — in research discovery... in expert, compassionate care... and in our strong belief in progress for people with cancer everywhere.

What do you #DiscoverCareBelieve?


New online resource for precision cancer medicine

Clinicians at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center are now armed with specialized tests to create a precise "tumor profile" for each patient's cancer. Learn about the latest thinking in precision cancer medicine from our researchers and clinicians, and explore a searchable database of clinical trials that focus on targeted therapies by disease, gene, and mutation.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Belfer Center announces Immuno-Oncology research collaboration with Array BioPharma
February 01, 2016

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute today announced an immuno-oncology collaboration with potential applicability in a wide range of oncology indications with Array BioPharma.

Genetic cause identified in rare pediatric brain tumor
February 01, 2016

Researchers found a way of differentiating angiocentric gliomas from other low-grade pediatric brain tumors and developed a pathological test that will help children avoid unnecessary and potentially damaging additional therapies.

Dana-Farber joins nation's cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention
January 27, 2016

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is joining 69 of the nation's leading cancer centers in the call for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.

Scientists discover important genetic source of human diversity
January 25, 2016

Research by Dana-Farber scientists reveals genes with monoallelic expression are an important source of genetic diversity among people and also may help explain the genetic variation among cancer cells in a tumor.

Dana-Farber Joins Coalition Calling for Better HPV Vaccination Rates (Boston Magazine)

February 01, 2016

Dana-Farber is one of 70 top cancer centers nationwide releasing a joint statement encouraging HPV vaccinations.

Two Studies Explore Clinical Utility of Tumor Sequencing in Pediatric Oncology (Genome Web)
January 28, 2016

Dr. Katherine Janeway led a study finding some pediatric cancer patients harbor mutations in their tumor or germline that have potential clinical significance, either for diagnosis or treatment.

Calls intensify to get Medicare to pay for genetic sequencing of tumors (Boston Globe/STAT)
January 26, 2016

Dr. George Demetri comments on the call for Medicare and Medicaid to pay for advanced gene-sequencing of tumors.

Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, on Fatigue and Sleep Disturbances (ASCO Post)
January 20, 2016

Dr. Christopher Recklitis commented on patient issues as part of the 2016 cancer survivorship symposium in San Francisco.

Families give insights into end-of-life choices (CBS News)
January 20, 2016

Dr. Alexi Wright led a study showing families of terminally ill cancer patients say end-of-life care is better when the patient is at home or in hospice care, not in the hospital intensive care unit.

VP Bidens fight to find cancer cure (MSNBC)
January 19, 2016

Dr. George Demetri discusses the moonshot initiative to conquer cancer.

Opinion: What A Cancer Cure ‘Moon Shot’ Might Look Like (WBUR-Radio)
January 14, 2016

Dr. Barrett Rollins talks about President Obama's new national effort called "moon shot" to help in the fight against cancer.

Biden staff to cancer researchers: Tell us what we can do quickly (STAT)
January 11, 2016

Dr. George Demetri commented on Vice-President Joe Biden's push for new cancer research and treatments.


Gentle Hatha Yoga

February 10, 2016

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Smith Building, Room 330

This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.  



February 10, 2016

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Smith Building, Room 330

This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Registration is required for this class and patients will need medical clearance from their physician. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 


Mindfulness Meditation

February 10, 2016

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Tues&Thurs - Smith 330, Wednesday - Smith 335

Mindfulness meditation can help you relax, reduce anxiety, stress and negative emotions as well as increase your sense of well-being. In this one hour class, you will learn techniques to help focus your mind on the present moment to raise awareness of your thoughts with acceptance, patience and compassion. 


This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnoses with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome.


Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.



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