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PMC 2015: All Our Riders Are Winners

To this year's Pan-Mass Challenge riders, volunteers, and supporters: congratulations on your great achievement this weekend! Together, you're helping to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the tools and resources to develop treatments and advances for all types of cancer.

 

Dana-Farber mourns the death of breast surgeon Carolyn Kaelin, MD, MPH, FACS

August 03, 2015

The Dana-Farber community is saddened by the death of Carolyn Mary Kaelin, MD, MPH, FACS, of Boston, MA, who died on July 28, surrounded by loved ones. A gifted and compassionate breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Kaelin was a surgical oncologist in the Women's Cancers Program at Dana-Farber and director of the Breast Clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH 

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.

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy shown to improve survival for patients with advanced ovarian cancer
August 03, 2015

Study led by Dr. Alexi Wright finds intraperitoneal chemotherapy substantially improves survival of ovarian cancer patients, but that many women who could benefit are not receiving the treatment.

U.S. News & World Report names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center among best for cancer care
July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

New approach to treating B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia shows promise in preclinical studies
July 13, 2015

Dana-Farber's David Weinstock, MD, and colleagues report that a novel compound stops B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia tumor cell growth in pre-clinical studies; approach may be effective in other cancers as well.

Stricter indoor tanning laws urged in Massachusetts (Portland Press Herald)

July 30, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Lin discussed a bill proposed by Massachusetts lawmakers that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds.

How Will Open-Source Research Help Cure Cancer? (National Public Radio))
August 03, 2015

Dr. Jay Bradner delivers a TED Radio Hour episode on “Fighting Cancer” on NPR discussing the importance of open-source research.

Should I Stop Using Antiperspirant? (New York Magazine)
July 31, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein provided insight to dispel the myth that antiperspirants cause breast cancer.

The High Cost of Cancer Care: Your Money or Your Life? (Newsweek)
July 24, 2015

Dr. Deborah Schrag commented on rising costs of cancer drugs and the problems it presents to patients who have exhausted all other drug options.

U.S. News & World Report Names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center among Best in Cancer (Reuters)
July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

WomenUp: Dorothy Puhy of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston Business Journal)
July 17, 2015

Dorothy Puhy, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Dana-Farber, was featured for her role at the Institute.

Teens Dying Of Cancer Face Intensive Treatments In The Final Days (npr.org)
July 10, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Mack led a first of its kind study that examines end-of-life care for people ages 15 through 39.

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(10)

August 04, 2015

Longwood Medical Area - Boston Children's Hospital

Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or 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.  

 

 

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Drop-In Mediation - Tuesdays

August 04, 2015

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Smith Building, Room 330

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax and access a deeper awareness through connecting your mind, body and spirit. This forty-five minute class will help you learn a variety of meditation techniques, including breath and body focus, guided imagery and contemplation.

 

This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or are in remission. Family, friends, and staff are also welcome. 

 

Sessions are led by Patty Arcari, RN, PhD, Program Manager for Meditation and Mindfulness Programming, Zakim Center. Registration is recommended, but not required. Please contact the Zakim Center for more information at 617-632-3322 or email zakim_center@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

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Earring Making Workshop

August 04, 2015

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Come visit the Creative Arts Studio and explore how creative arts can support pain and stress management to help you feel better.

Open studio hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.

Workshops are scheduled every Tuesday from 12 - 2 pm.

 

Join us this week to design your own earrings. All levels are welcome, and materials are free of charge.

 

For more information, or to register for workshops, contact the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.

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