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Researchers produce largest scale map of human protein interactions

November 20, 2014

Scientists will be better able to trace how genetic changes give rise to diseases ranging from cancer to Huntington’s disease with a new map of protein-protein interactions within human cells produced by researchers at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at Dana-Farber and associates around the world.

Stuart Orkin, MD, at ASH 2013 

Dana-Farber to Present at ASH 2014

Follow the highlights of Dana-Farber physicians and scientists at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in San Francisco, December 6-9, 2014. Learn about our presentations of advances in blood and cancer research — including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other blood disorders.

Unveiling the effects of an important class of diabetes drugs
November 17, 2014

A research team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has uncovered surprising new findings that underscore the role of an important signaling pathway, already known to be critical in cancer, in the development of type 2 diabetes.

New test developed at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center speeds treatment decisions for blood cancer patients
November 11, 2014

In a major advance in the care of patients with leukemia and other blood disorders, physicians at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center have begun using Rapid Heme Panel, a high-tech genetic test that provides, within a matter of days, an unprecedented amount of critical information to aid the choice of treatment.

Researchers take new approach to stop 'most wanted' cancer protein
November 07, 2014

Researchers have found a way to defeat one of the most tantalizing yet elusive target proteins in cancer cells by turning the protein's own molecular machinations against it. In a study published online by the journal Cell, the scientists used a specially crafted compound to disrupt the protein's ability to rev up its own production and that of other proteins involved in tumor cell growth.

Dana Farber Program Helps Young Adults With Cancer (WBZ-TV Boston)

November 21, 2014

WBZ-TV profiled the Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber.  Program director Karen Fasciano says they help patients aged 18-39 with the unique circumstances they face living with cancer.



Illuminating the Interactome (The Scientist)
November 21, 2014

Researchers at Dana-Farber’s Center for Cancer Systems Biology produced a new human interactome map, based on a systematic screen of 13,000 human proteins that uncovered 14,000 protein-protein interactions.


Brokaw tours Dana-Farber (Boston Globe)
November 20, 2014

Former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2013, toured Dana-Farber and spoke at the Visiting Committee dinner.


Double Mastectomy Rates Rise Among Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer (Wall Street Journal)
November 20, 2014

Dr. Anne Partridge commented on a study that found double mastectomies do not improve the chances of survival for women at average risk of breast cancer recurrence.


Electrical Scalp Device Can Slow Progression of Deadly Brain Tumors (New York Times)
November 17, 2014

Dr. Patrick Wen commented on a study about an electrical device glued to the scalp that can slow glioblastoma growth and prolong survival.


Researchers Say New Cancer Drugs Are More Efficient (WBUR/NPR radio)
November 14, 2014

Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., talked about research to develop treatments for cancer that are more efficient and less toxic, by specifically targeting tumors using genetic analysis.


Dana-Farber is overcoming obstacles to treating ovarian cancer (Boston Business Journal)
November 14, 2014

Dr. Ursula Matulonis commented on early detection of ovarian cancer, which will be a topic of focus at the upcoming Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers Executive Council Luncheon.

Brain Tumor Support Group(6)

November 24, 2014

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Smith 335

Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Facilitated by Debra Lafrankie and Nancy Tharler. Registration is required. Please call 617-632-3634 for more information and to register. more

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(57)

November 25, 2014

South End Community Health Center

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. more

Tai Chi for Optimal Health

November 25, 2014

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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