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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.

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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.

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.

Most teen and young adult cancer patients at end of life get aggressive care
July 09, 2015

More than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults dying of cancer utilized one or more aggressive interventions in the last month of life, according to a retrospective study published in JAMA Oncology. The findings suggest the need for more research into whether patients have been adequately supported to contemplate their end-of-life options or whether the pattern reflects their well-considered wishes.

Finding better ways to fight cancer means starting with the basics
July 01, 2015

The Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS at Dana-Farber is changing its name to the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology.

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.

Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer (U.S. News & World Report)
July 06, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study that found regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing "widespread overdiagnosis," with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death.

New Studies Expand the BRCA Equation in Breast Cancer (OncLive)
July 06, 2015

Dr. Judy Garber led a study that sought to determine which breast cancer patient populations should be screened for abnormalities and how best to integrate that information into treatment protocols.

Lisa Scherber Play Lady's mission is to cheer kids with cancer (Lowell Sun)
July 01, 2015

Lisa Scherber, director of Patient and Family Programs at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, was featured for her work at Dana-Farber for the past 23 years.

Earring Making Workshop

July 28, 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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Tai Chi for Optimal Health

July 28, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

This class will focus on gentle movements and exercises. Learn and practice sitting or standing techniques, as well as slow moving meditation focusing on deep breathing and posture to help relax the mind and strengthen the body. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. more

Sunset Qigong

July 28, 2015

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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