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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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International study of advanced prostate cancer genome finds abundance of potential targets for drug therapy

May 21, 2015

First study of the genomic composition of prostate cancer shows many patients have gene mutations that can be targeted with existing or potential drugs.

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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.

Fitness program shows significant gains for cancer survivor participants
June 01, 2015

Study led by Dr. Jennifer Ligibel finds exercise programs can improve quality of life for cancer survivors.

Researchers identify origin of chromosomal oddity in some cancer cells
May 27, 2015

In a new study published in Nature, Dana-Farber scientists demonstrate how a sudden, isolated shuffling of genetic material — known as chromothripsis — can occur.

New chemical technology boosts potency of targeted cancer therapy
May 21, 2015

A new technology developed at Dana-Farber may make it possible to target "undruggable" proteins and overcome drug resistance by using a cancer cell's own protein-degrading machinery to destroy, not just inhibit, cancer proteins.

Brain cancers like Beau Biden’s kill about 15,000 adults each year (Washington Post)

May 31, 2015

Dr. Brian Alexander commented on glioblastoma, the aggressive form of cancer that killed Vice President Joe Biden's son.

Vaccine helps brain cancer patients live longer (Reuters)
June 01, 2015

Dr. David Reardon led a study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting, that found adding an experimental, which enlists the immune system to fight cancer to standard therapy, helped patients with the deadliest type of brain cancer live longer.

New Class of Drugs Shows More Promise in Treating Cancer (New York Times)
May 30, 2015

Dr. Pasi A. Janne commented on a new drug that unleashes the body's immune system to attack tumors, which can prolong the lives of people with the most common form of lung cancer.

He had a 3.5-pound tumor and months to live. Here’s how he survived. (Washington Post)
May 29, 2015

Dr. Patrick Ott commented on the rapid rise of immunotherapy research.

Exercise offers cancer survivors significant improvements in quality of life (YaleNews)
May 28, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Ligibel co-led a study, presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO),that evaluated cancer survivors for quality of life, physical activity and fitness. Additional authors of the study include Drs. Sara Tolaney, Erica Mayer, Rachel Yung and Rachel Freedman.

Facebook is a friend to those suffering rare maladies (San Francisco Chronicle)
May 27, 2015

Dr. Irene Ghobrial discussed the role social media plays in healthcare and how a Facebook and Twitter post help recruit 200 patients for a clinical trial.

Parents of child cancer patients prefer honesty (
May 20, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Marron led a study that found it's better for doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if the news is bad.

Lymphoma Support Group

June 02, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 335

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health

June 02, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110

An internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322. more

Sunset Qigong

June 02, 2015

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110

Fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322. more

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