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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.

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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.

 

Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry

February 08, 2016

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry

Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, Inc.  Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis.  Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome.  Caregivers may also attend.

 

Please call 603-674-3770 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.

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Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(9)

February 09, 2016

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Bowdoin Street Health Center

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. Visit us on the web at www.dana-farber.org/mammographyvan. Dana-Farber's Mammography Van is managed by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Mobile Health Program and possesses a valid license and certificate of inspection issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health more

Circle of Life (Círculo de Vida)(2)

February 09, 2016

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Smith Building, Room 335

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