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

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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Dana-Farber's D'Andrea selected to lead new SU2C Ovarian Cancer Dream Team

April 20, 2015

Dana-Farber's Alan D'Andrea, MD, has been selected to lead a Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team devoted to ovarian cancer research. The team will focus on DNA repair therapies for ovarian cancer.

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New Online Resource for Precision Cancer Medicine

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.

Minor gene mutations can produce extensive disruption of protein interactions, study finds
April 23, 2015

In new study, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show that disruptions to the activity of cell proteins can reveal which genetic mutations lead to disease and which are mere bystanders

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Irish Cancer Society join to advance cancer research
April 23, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston and the Irish Cancer Society have formed the Boston-Ireland Prostate Cancer Collaboration. This new entity will conduct and facilitate exchanges of researchers and knowledge between Boston and Ireland.

Olaparib and investigational PI3K inhibitor BKM120 combination active against ovarian and breast cancer subtypes
April 21, 2015

Dana-Farber researchers report that combination treatment with olaparib and BKM120 was safe and yielded evidence of clinical benefit for women with triple-negative breast cancer and for those with high-grade serous ovarian cancer in a phase I clinical trial.

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal (WBZ-TV)

April 24, 2015

Dr. Mehra Golshan led a study that shows many patients are opting for a mastectomy despite the high success rates a lumpectomy can offer.

Bristol-Myers Drug Combination Shows Promise Against Melanoma (Wall Street Journal)
April 21, 2015

Dr. F. Stephen Hodi co-led a study that found combining two drugs that unleash the immune system to attack cancer was significantly more effective in stifling tumors in melanoma patients than using just one of the treatments alone.

E-cigarette battle heats up (Harvard Gazette)
April 17, 2015

K. "Vish" Viswanath, PhD was a panelist for a discussion titled "Can E-cigarette Regulation Protect the Public’s Health? Making Sense of the Science."

Seeking Ways to Improve Cancer Care for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (Oncology Times)
April 17, 2015

Dr. Joanne Wolfe commented on the pressing need for improvements in the care of pediatric cancer patients, despite research showing increased survival rates in the group.

Promising drug target identified in medulloblastoma (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
April 13, 2015

Dr. Rosalind Segal led a study that identified a protein critical to both the normal development of the brain and the development of medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor that usually strikes children younger than 10.

After cancer diagnosis, MIT student 3-D prints tumor, shares health data (BetaBoston.com)
April 08, 2015

A patient at Dana-Farber who was treated by Dr. Keith Ligon “open-sourced” his illness by inviting friends, family, and colleagues in the field of science, to view his health information and have discussions about his treatment.


 

Is fish oil safe during chemotherapy? (reuters.com)
April 06, 2015

Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, commented on a recent survey that found many people with cancer were taking fish oil supplements despite research showing they make chemotherapy less effective.

Zakim Center Drum Circle

April 27, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

Explore, express, and experience the empowering effects of drum circles with music therapist Heather Smist as your guide. We'll learn how drumming can reduce stress and increase self-awareness, then practice it ourselves. Drums provided. No experience necessary. Call 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu to register. Open to patients, family members and staff.

 

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Brain Tumor Support Group

April 27, 2015

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 335

Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers facilitated by Debra LaFrankie, RN, OCN and Nancy Tharler, LICSW.


Registration is required. Please call Nancy Tharler to register at 617-632-3634. 


For more information on adult patient/family support groups & 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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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry

April 27, 2015

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

40 Buttrick Road, Londonderry

Presented in cooperation with YogaCaps, Inc.  Open to those with a current or past cancer diagnosis.  Beginners or people experienced in yoga are welcome.  Caregivers may also attend.

 

Please call 603-670-0302 to register and for other days, times, and/or locations.

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