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CDC awards grant to program for young women with breast cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

October 16, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) has awarded a $1.75 million 5 year grant to the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to increase the awareness of breast cancer among women and enhance the support services for those diagnosed and treated. The Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber was one of only seven organizations to be awarded this competitive grant.

New chair of Radiation Oncology named at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
October 20, 2014

Daphne A. Haas-Kogan, MD, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) effective July 1, 2015, and will be appointed professor at Harvard Medical School. She will also be the Endowed Professor of Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Health Care.

Use of intensive medical services for ovarian cancer patients at end of life increases despite rise in use of hospice
October 15, 2014

As more terminally ill patients choose to spend their final days and weeks in hospice care rather than a hospital, the hope is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decline. A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers shows for one group of terminally ill cancer patients, that is not what is happening.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2014
October 15, 2014

Dana-Farber is part of a select group of healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Forbes Under 30 Summit: How Biology Reinvents The Way We Understand Disease (Forbes)

October 21, 2014

Cigall Kodach, PhD, spoke about the problems in today’s biology and medicine research on a panel at the Forbes Under 30 Summit.

 

How Should Doctors Help Terminally Ill Patients Prepare for Death? (PBS)
October 20, 2014

FRONTLINE’s “Being Mortal” documentary is based on Dr. Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal,” and follows several Dana-Farber patients through the final stages of life.

A puzzling rise in double mastectomies (Philly.com)
October 20, 2014

Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, led a survey that found women who have double mastectomies generally overestimate their likelihood of getting cancer in the healthy breast.

Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Navigates Challenges of Pediatric Brain Tumor Program (healthcareix.com)
October 20, 2014

Dr. Mark Kieran discusses the challenges, the obstacles, and the ultimate joy of overseeing one of the country’s foremost pediatric brain-tumor programs.

Doctors credit 'Angelina Jolie effect' for increased genetic testing (WCVB-TV 5)
October 10, 2014

Dr. Judy Garber commented on the increasing number of women who undergo genetic testing and then choose double mastectomies.

 

Finding Clues in Genes of ‘Exceptional Responders’ (Boston Globe)
October 09, 2014

Dana-Farber patient Grace Silva served as a case study of an “exceptional responder” for a treatment she underwent at the recommendation of her oncologists, Dr. Jochen Lorch and Dr. Nikhil Wagle.

 

Breast cancer tumors reveal genetic clues (WCVB-TV 5 Boston)
October 08, 2014

Dr. Judy Garber comments on Dana-Farber researchers using healthy breast tissue from high-risk patients to prevent breast cancer. 

 

Artful Healing Program - Museum of Fine Arts

October 21, 2014

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Creative Arts Studio located inside the Blum Resource Center

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center and the Museum of Fine Arts
View & explore MFA pieces through a slideshow and participate in a group hands-on activity. All materials provided. Open to patients, family members, caregivers and staff. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 to register or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. more

Tai Chi for Optimal Health

October 21, 2014

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Smith Room, 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

An internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322. more

Sunset Qigong

October 21, 2014

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Smith Room 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

Fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322. more

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