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"Discover. Care. Believe." highlights Dana-Farber breakthroughs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched, 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.

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.

Study identifies promising drug target in certain breast and ovarian cancers
February 13, 2015

A study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists indicates that the pool of patients who can benefit from the drug olaparib is potentially much wider — and offers a ready means of identifying them.

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.


New test can determine effectiveness of cancer treatment within 16 hours (
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 (
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.

The Challenges of Palliative Care for Children (
February 17, 2015

Dr. Joanne Wolfe, director 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.

Lymphoma Support Group

March 03, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 335

Please join us in a monthly support group for people diagnosed with lymphoma and their caregivers. This is an opportunity to meet others, share experiences, comfort, and support.


Facilitator: Kelly Drummond, MSW, LCSW


Registration required: Please contact Kelly Drummond at 617-632-5963 or
Please note: a minimum of 5 participants per session are needed for this group to meet
Parking validated in the DFCI Yawkey Garage
*Call-in options are available if you cannot attend in-person


Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Support Group(3)

March 03, 2015

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Smith 330

Please join us for a monthly support group for people with GI cancers. This is an opportunity for you to:
• Connect with others with a similar diagnosis
• Share information and resources
• Gain tools to help you manage the emotional impact of diagnosis and treatment

Facilitated by : Jane Bausch, LICSW 

and Kalen Fletcher, Social Work Intern
Registration is required.
Contact : Kalen Fletcher at 617-582-8385


* Free parking is provided in the Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage


Look Good Feel Better - Londonderry

March 03, 2015

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry

An American Cancer Society program for women. Come have fun while you learn beauty tips to help you look and feel better while undergoing cancer treatment.

Please call 603-552-9134 to register as space may be limited.


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