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Dana-Farber achieves 100 percent compliance for flu vaccinations

Last fall, Dana-Farber was lauded by the Boston Globe for having the highest vaccination rate in 2013 among Massachusetts hospitals, with 99 percent of staff receiving a flu vaccine. For the 2013-14 flu season, Dana-Farber did even better — achieving 100 percent compliance for flu vaccinations. "I am very proud of our employees for continuing to embrace our efforts to bring the Institute's flu policy in line with our other safety measures for averting the spread of preventable infection," says Dana-Farber President and CEO Edward J. Benz Jr., MD. "Universal compliance should be every hospital's goal, and I am happy once again with our leadership in this area."

Dana-Farber scientists receive Stand Up To Cancer-Farrah Fawcett Foundation Grant for research in novel vaccine for HPV-associated cancers

April 07, 2014

Dana-Farber researchers have received a three-year, $1.2 million research grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation to lead a team in developing and testing new vaccines for patients with cancers linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Scientists find potential drug targets in deadly pediatric brain tumors
April 06, 2014

Researchers studying a rare, always fatal brain tumor in children have found several molecular alterations that drive the cancer, according to a new study from scientists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and McGill University. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, identify potential new targets for drug treatments.

Study identifies lung cancer patients likely to benefit from potential immune system-based therapy
April 06, 2014

Investigators at Dana-Farber led by Leena Gandhi, MD, PhD, report a promising way of predicting which patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are most likely to benefit from a drug that frees up an immune system attack on tumor cells.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center join to provide integrated cancer care
March 31, 2014

Beginning this summer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will provide hematology and medical oncology care under a new agreement at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, a part of the Steward Health Care System.

Elizabeth Warren Calls for More Federal Research Money (BU Today)

April 16, 2014

At a meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Dr. Barrett Rollins warned that young researchers were abandoning the field or taking jobs in more research-generous countries.

Immunotherapy Passes Early Tests in NSCLC (MedPage Today)
April 10, 2014

Dr. Leena Gandhi reported at the AACR meeting on a study showing a cancer immunotherapy that passed a key test in patients with lung cancer.

Breast Cancer's Racial Divide (WCVB-TV 5 Boston)
April 08, 2014

Dana Farber’s Mammography Van and patient advocates are helping to ensure that women in minority communities are getting cancer screenings.

Breast Cancer Drug Results As Impressive As I've Ever Seen Researcher Says (NY Times)
April 06, 2014

Dr. Judy Garber and Dr. Eric Winer commented on an experimental medicine that has slowed the pace of advanced breast cancer, doubling the amount of time that patients could live without their tumors advancing.

Cancer between the Lines Video Project for Young Adults

April 28, 2014

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dana Building, Lower Level

 

Young adults coping with cancer can face a variety of challenges, including communicating with their caregivers. The Young Adults Program at Dana-Farber invites young adult patients to share the aspects of human connection that play a role in the experience of cancer. "Cancer between the Lines" will provide a platform to recognize, honor, and share the unique narratives of young adult patients and their caregivers at Dana-Farber. Patients and their primary or medical caregivers can participate in recorded conversations. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 617-632-6819 or email yap@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

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Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

April 17, 2014

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

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Sunrise Qigong(3)

April 18, 2014

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. He is an internationally known teacher, speaker and author of the best-selling Sunrise and Sunset Tai Chi books and DVDs. 
For adult patients, family members and caregivers. 
Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center 
at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu 

 You may also visit us at Dana-Farber.com/Zakim. 

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Drum Circle(4)

April 18, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Blum Resource Center, Yawkey Center, Floor 1

Explore, express, and experience the empowering effects of drum circles with music therapist Alexandra Wilkins as your guide. We’ll learn how drumming can reduce stress and increase self-awareness, then practice it ourselves. Drums will be provided.  No experience necessary. This is a joint program of the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and the Blum Resource Center. 

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Singer @ 617-632-3751 or sarah_singer@dfci.harvard.edu 

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