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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.

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.
 

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.

'Orange Is the New Black' star Uzo Aduba running 2015 Boston Marathon® to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
January 12, 2015

Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba will run the 119th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 20 as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team to support cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Some Breast Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge About The Health Issue (Time.com)

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 (BostonGlobe.com)
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 

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(70)

January 28, 2015

Joseph Smith Community Health Center – Waltham

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.

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Young Women with Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group

January 28, 2015

Dial-in info provided upon request

A telephone support group offered through the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. For patients 43 years and younger.

Facilitated by Irene Goss-Werner, LICSW
Registration is required. Please call Julie Lonardo 617-632-3916.
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Gentle Hatha Yoga - CLASS CANCELLED

January 28, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Zakim Center

This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.havard.edu.
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