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Large study catalogs genetic culprits in head and neck cancers

January 28, 2015

Scientists publish the first comprehensive catalog of genetic mutations and other abnormal changes found in 279 cancers of the head and neck, identifying several broken molecular pathways that might be targeted by existing and future cancer drugs.

Levi Garraway, MD, PhD SIDTALK 

SIDTALKS at Dana-Farber

In the spirit of the illuminating TED Talks, our Joint Visiting Committee recently heard dynamic SIDTALKSScience, Innovation, and Discovery — from five of Dana-Farber’s leading researchers, as they reported from the groundbreaking frontiers of their respective fields. View the talks.

Many women lack basic understanding of their breast cancer, new study finds
January 26, 2015

A new study finds many breast cancer patients don't know the characteristics of their own disease, such as cancer stage and tumor grade.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute substantially expands research space
January 22, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is expanding its research footprint by moving into five floors at Longwood Center (360 Longwood Avenue), beginning later this month.

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system
January 15, 2015

A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system's vigilance against tumor cells.

Some Breast Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge About The Health Issue (

January 26, 2015

Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study, published in CANCER, that found many women with breast cancer may lack knowledge regarding their illness.

Handling stress at work (
January 26, 2015

Dr. Ann LaCasce discussed how meditation has helped her do a better job of meeting her patients’ needs through an app called Headspace.

Lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of breast cancer (WRVO Radio)
January 23, 2015

Dr. Ann Partridge spoke on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care" about the lifestyle changes women can make to help reduce their risk of breast cancer.

Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat?
January 22, 2015

Dr. Philip Kantoff commented on prostate cancer screening and treatment guidelines.

Dana-Farber growing personalized medicine research with move to Longwood (Boston Business Journal)
January 22, 2015

Dana-Farber plans to expand precision medicine research by moving some staff into the new Longwood Center. Several research programs will now be under one roof.

'Orange is the New Black' Actress Uzo Aduba Will Run Boston Marathon (Runner's World)
January 21, 2015

Uzo Aduba, most well-known for playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix show, “Orange Is The New Black,” will run in the 2015 Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team.

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system (New York Times Blog)
January 16, 2015

Dr. Shuji Ogino led a study demonstrating vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system's fight against tumor cells 

Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga - CLASS CANCELLED

January 28, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Zakim Center

This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or

Living with Cancer Support Group(2)

January 28, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053

A support group for people living with cancer, including families and caregivers. Come talk with others who are faced with the same challenges. Please feel free to attend any or all of these sessions.

Joyce Austin, LICSW, OSW-C
Jo-Ann Sullivan, RN, OCN, Elliot Radiation Program


Coping with Cancer Support Group-Milford

January 28, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

20 Prospect Street, Milford, 2nd Floor Conference

A support group for men and women living with cancer. Discuss ways to cope with fear and anxiety and  share hope and meaning with others facing similar challenges. 

Presented by Ann Sullivan, LICSW and Adonica Racicot, RN

Call Ann Sullivan for more information 508-488-3783

Registration not required

Family members are welcome.

Refreshments provided.


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