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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS at Dana-Farber is changing its name to the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology.
Dr. Jennifer Lin discussed a bill proposed by Massachusetts lawmakers that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds.
Dr. Deborah Schrag commented on rising costs of cancer drugs and the problems it presents to patients who have exhausted all other drug options.
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.
Dorothy Puhy, executive vice president and chief operating
officer at Dana-Farber, was featured for her role at the Institute.
Dr. Jennifer Mack led a first of its kind study that examines end-of-life care for people ages 15
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.
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.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
An Internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and
health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving
meditation. Family, friends and staff are welcome.
For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at
617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing.
Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community,
and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are
welcome, and no prior music experience is required. Family, friends and staff are welcome.
To register please call 617-692-3322 or email: Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
Patient referral information, clinical resources and more.
For adults:877-442-3324Quick access: Appointments as soon as the next day for new adult patientsFor children:888-733-4662
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