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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched DiscoverCareBelieve.org, a new platform to illustrate what sets Dana-Farber apart — in research discovery... in expert, compassionate care... and in our strong belief in progress for people with cancer everywhere.

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Novel precision medicine tool could help personalize cancer treatments

February 26, 2015

A new laboratory test predicts which of several cancer drugs will work best against a patient's tumor, and could become a powerful precision medicine tool for individualizing cancer therapy.

Five things you need to know about colorectal cancer
March 03, 2015

With March marking Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt answers some key questions about the disease.

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center now offers next day appointments for new patients
February 26, 2015

New patients with cancer can now make an appointment to see an oncologist as soon as the following day at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.

Dana-Farber experts share five things you should know about precision medicine
February 18, 2015

Dana-Farber experts share five things you should know about precision medicine.

Dana-Farber moves to speed appointments for newly diagnosed patients (Boston Business Journal)

March 04, 2015

Dr. Craig Bunnell discussed Dana-Farber’s new plan to implement next day appointments with an oncologist for newly diagnosed patients.

The Changing Landscape of End-of-Life Planning (Mass Medical Society)
March 03, 2015

Drs. Susan Block, Atul Gawande and Rachelle Bernacki were mentioned for the randomized study performed at Dana-Farber examining how closely the wishes of a group of the sickest patients are honored during end-of-life care.

 

New test can determine effectiveness of cancer treatment within 16 hours (Foxnews.com)
February 27, 2015

Dr. Anthony Letai led a study showing a new technique that can predict which specific drug will be most effective in treating various types of cancer tumors.

Lenalidomide Now for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients (Medscape.com)
February 26, 2015

Dr. Paul Richardson commented on the US Food and Drug Administration’s decision to expand the existing indication for lenalidomide (Revlimid) in combination with dexamethasone to include patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

 

Now for the next challenge: cancer (Business Day Live)
February 26, 2015

Dr. Lawrence Shulman wrote about his work in Rwanda and providing access to life-saving advances in cancer treatment through the collaborations of the Rwandan Ministry of Health, Partners in Health, and Dana-Farber.

 

Speaker: Genetics database to yield new cancer-fighting drugs (Palm Beach Post)
February 24, 2015

Dana-Farber physicians including Dr. Barrett Rollins and Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson talked about the next generation of cancer-fighting drugs at the 14th annual Breakfast with the Doctors in Palm Beach.

Dr. Treon on Breakthroughs in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (Oncology Live)
February 23, 2015

Dr. Steven Treon discussed the game-changing discoveries in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia that led to the approval of ibrutinib for treatment of the disease

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(5)

March 05, 2015

Geiger Gibson 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

Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

March 05, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW more

Caregiver Support Group

March 05, 2015

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 335

Support for caregivers and family members of cancer patients. 

 

Registration is required. Please call Ruth Cope to register at 617-817-6280.

 

For more information on adult patient/family support groups and programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women's Cancer Center call 617-632-3301 or visit www.dfci.org/supportgroups.

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