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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.

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.

 

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.

 

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

An Extra Layer of Care (Harvard Magazine)
February 19, 2015

Drs. Joanne Wolfe, Janet Abrahm, and Susan Block, members of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team - or PACT - at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, commented on the challenges of pediatric palliative care.

Young Women with Breast Cancer Telephone Support Group

March 04, 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

March 04, 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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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga

March 04, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Zakim Center

This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Classes are complimentary and open to patients, families and friends. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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