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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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Novel precision medicine tool could help personalize cancer treatments

February 26, 2015

A new laboratory test predicts which of several cancer drugs will work best against a patient's tumor, and could become a powerful precision medicine tool for individualizing cancer therapy.

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center now offers next day appointments for new patients
February 26, 2015

New patients with cancer can now make an appointment to see an oncologist as soon as the following day at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.

Dana-Farber experts share five things you should know about precision medicine
February 18, 2015

Dana-Farber experts share five things you should know about precision medicine.

Study identifies promising drug target in certain breast and ovarian cancers
February 13, 2015

A study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists indicates that the pool of patients who can benefit from the drug olaparib is potentially much wider — and offers a ready means of identifying them.

Now for the next challenge: cancer (Business Day Live)

February 26, 2015

Dr. Lawrence Shulman wrote about his work in Rwanda and providing access to life-saving advances in cancer treatment through the collaborations of the Rwandan Ministry of Health, Partners in Health, and Dana-Farber.

 

Lenalidomide Now for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients (Medscape.com)
February 26, 2015

Dr. Paul Richardson commented on the US Food and Drug Administration’s decision to expand the existing indication for lenalidomide (Revlimid) in combination with dexamethasone to include patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

 

Speaker: Genetics database to yield new cancer-fighting drugs (Palm Beach Post)
February 24, 2015

Dana-Farber physicians including Dr. Barrett Rollins and Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson talked about the next generation of cancer-fighting drugs at the 14th annual Breakfast with the Doctors in Palm Beach.

Dr. Treon on Breakthroughs in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (Oncology Live)
February 23, 2015

Dr. Steven Treon discussed the game-changing discoveries in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia that led to the approval of ibrutinib for treatment of the disease

An Extra Layer of Care (Harvard Magazine)
February 19, 2015

Drs. Joanne Wolfe, Janet Abrahm, and Susan Block, members of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team - or PACT - at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, commented on the challenges of pediatric palliative care.

The Challenges of Palliative Care for Children (wsj.com)
February 17, 2015

Dr. Joanne Wolfe, director of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team, or PACT, at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, commented on the challenges of pediatric palliative care.

A New Contraceptive For Dudes Now (wired.com)
February 17, 2015

Dr. James Bradner and his team continue to work on the JQ1 molecule, which tricks the body into forgetting how to make sperm.

Sunrise Qigong(6)

February 27, 2015

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. For adult patients, family members and caregivers. All levels 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.
 

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones

February 27, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 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. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. more

Sarcoma Support Group

March 02, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

This groups comes together with the purpose of providing mutual support and education for sarcoma patients and their loved ones. The group serves to foster connection between patients in order to decrease feelings of isolation.

Registration is required. Please register by calling Larissa Hewitt at 617-582-7548.

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