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Mayor Thomas Menino 

Remembering Mayor Menino

"No one loved Boston more than Tom Menino. He was a passionate advocate for the citizens of Boston and a staunch supporter of Dana-Farber and Boston's entire health care community. His legacy lives on in the work we do every day. Working with him on efforts to reduce health disparities was one of the great privileges and pleasures of my career in Boston. Dana-Farber and all of Boston have lost a good friend."


Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD
Dana-Farber President and Chief Executive Officer

Unsuspected gene found frequently mutated in colorectal, endometrial cancers

October 26, 2014

Scientists have identified a genetic mutation in about 20 percent of colorectal and endometrial cancers that had been overlooked in recent large, comprehensive gene searches. With this discovery, the altered gene, called RNF43, now ranks as one of the most common mutations in the two cancer types.

Three Dana-Farber faculty elected to Institute of Medicine
October 22, 2014

Todd R. Golub, MD, Margaret A. Shipp, MD, and Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a nongovernmental organization that advises the nation on issues related to biomedical science, medicine, and health.

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.

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.

Hospice increase doesn't offset end-of-life care for ovarian cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor)

October 28, 2014

Dr. Alexi Wright’s research on the use of hospice in the final days of ovarian cancer has been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

Prostate Cancer Treatment Tied to Death From Heart Problems (DailyRX.com)
October 29, 2014

Dr. Paul Nguyen led a study looking at the link between certain prostate cancer treatments and heart-related deaths.

 

Unsuspected gene found frequently mutated in colorectal, endometrial cancers (healthcanal.com)
October 27, 2014

Dr. Charles Fuchs led a study published in Nature Genetics that identified in about 20 percent of colorectal and endometrial cancers, a genetic mutation that had been overlooked in recent large, comprehensive gene searches.

 

Institute of Medicine Elects Class of 80 New Members (The Cancer Letter)
October 27, 2014

Todd R. Golub, MD, Margaret A. Shipp, MD, and Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD, were elected to the Institute of Medicine, a nongovernmental organization that advises the nation on issues related to biomedical science, medicine, and health.

 

Hospice Doesn't Offset Intensive End-of-life Ovarian Cancer Care (hcplive.com)
October 23, 2014

Dr. Alexi Wright led a study that found increasing the use of hospice in the final days of ovarian cancer does not offset intensive end-of-life care in older women.

 

Blood tests in the works for breast cancer (The Baltimore Sun)
October 22, 2014

Dr. Eric Winer commented on a blood test that could reduce the number of women who need chemotherapy after tumor removal surgery.

 

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.

 

Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

October 30, 2014

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Mindfulness is a way to pay attention to the present moment in a way that fosters love, kindness and self-care. Join us in practicing three different meditations, all of which can be useful in daily life to soothe mind and body. No prior experience is necessary--only a willingness to be present. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are 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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Caregiver Support Group(2)

October 30, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith 335

Support for caregivers and family members of cancer patients.

Facilitated by Ruth Cope, Ph.D., LICSW

Registration required. Please call Ruth Cope: 617-817-6280
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Sunrise Qigong(6)

October 31, 2014

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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