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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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Dana-Farber's D'Andrea selected to lead new SU2C Ovarian Cancer Dream Team

April 20, 2015

Dana-Farber's Alan D'Andrea, MD, has been selected to lead a Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team devoted to ovarian cancer research. The team will focus on DNA repair therapies for ovarian cancer.

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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.

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab as first-line therapy achieve high response rate in advanced melanoma
April 20, 2015

Dana-Farber researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine that treating advanced melanoma patients initially with the combination of the immunotherapy drugs nivolumab and ipilimumab achieves a much higher response rate than treatment with ipilimumab alone.

New Waldenström’s drug shows sustained benefit at two years
April 08, 2015

Dana-Farber researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine that ibrutinib, a newly approved drug for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia, continues to control the rare blood cancer, with 95 percent of patients surviving for two years.

Dana-Farber recognizes National Young Adult Cancer Week
April 07, 2015

Young adults with cancer often face very different challenges than those who were diagnosed as children or older adults.

Dana-Farber CEO Ed Benz to retire in 2016 (Boston Globe)

April 01, 2015

Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of Dana-Farber next summer, after 16 years.

Promising drug target identified in medulloblastoma (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
April 13, 2015

Dr. Rosalind Segal led a study that identified a protein critical to both the normal development of the brain and the development of medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor that usually strikes children younger than 10.

After cancer diagnosis, MIT student 3-D prints tumor, shares health data (BetaBoston.com)
April 08, 2015

A patient at Dana-Farber who was treated by Dr. Keith Ligon “open-sourced” his illness by inviting friends, family, and colleagues in the field of science, to view his health information and have discussions about his treatment.


 

Is fish oil safe during chemotherapy? (reuters.com)
April 06, 2015

Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, commented on a recent survey that found many people with cancer were taking fish oil supplements despite research showing they make chemotherapy less effective.

‘Cancer’ an unblinking look at the enemy (USA Today)
March 30, 2015

Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Patient Empowerment: Why Angelina Jolie’s Menopause Matters (wbur.org)
March 26, 2015

Sharon Bober, PhD, discussed the need for more education and frank talk about how patients can have a healthy sexual life after cancer and cancer-related surgeries.

 

Sidney Farber and Lifting the Shame of Cancer (Yahoo.com)
March 26, 2015

Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Stage IV Breast Cancer Support Group

April 21, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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An opportunity for those with Stage IV (Metastatic) Breast Cancer to share emotional support.


Facilitators: Liz Farrell, LICSW and Fremonta Meyer, MD
Registration is required. To Register: Call Liz Farrell, LICSW at 617-632-5606
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Artful Healing Program - Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts

April 21, 2015

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Creative Arts Studio (inside Blum Resource Center, Yawkey 1)

Zakim Center Presents, Museum of Fine Arts "Artful Healing Program"

Join us for an inspiring workshop by experienced art educators from the MFA, Boston. In this "Unique Family Portrait" workshop, utilize watercolor techniques to create a unique portrait depicting what family means to you. Open interpretation is encouraged in using color, texture, and shape. Images from the MFA will serve as inspiration in creating your work of art. All are welcome. Supplies provided at no cost.

Please contact the Zakim Center to register at: Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu or 617-632-3322.

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health

April 21, 2015

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

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