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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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New targeted drug promising treatment option in resistant EGFR-positive lung cancers

April 29, 2015

A study led by Pasi Jänne, MD, PhD, found that an experimental drug targeted to the resistance mutation is highly active in patients with EGFR-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) when the disease progressed during treatment with front-line inhibitor 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.

Dana-Farber researcher awarded prestigious European scientific prize
April 24, 2015

Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has received Belgium's most important international scientific prize for his contributions to understanding the mechanisms of metabolic disorders.

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

In a 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.

Eating on Chemo: Tips to Overcome Taste and Weight Challenges (USNews)

April 27, 2015

Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, discussed the importance of maintaining good nutrition for cancer patients.

New targeted drug promising treatment option in resistant EGFR-positive lung cancers (USNews)
May 01, 2015

Dr. Pasi Janne led a study showing a new targeted drug as a promising treatment for advanced lung cancers.

Children with advanced cancer experience high symptom distress (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
April 29, 2015

Dr. Joanne Wolfe led a study that examined symptom distress in children living with advanced cancer, and found that a majority experience high symptom distress.

My First Male Mammogram (thedailybeast.com)
April 27, 2015

Dr. Judy Garber discussed breast cancer among men and the lack of awareness despite a surge in news surrounding the BRCA gene.

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."

Zakim Center Drum Circle

May 04, 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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Sarcoma Support Group(1)

May 04, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

This group provides mutual support and education for sarcoma patients and their loved ones. The group serves to foster connections between patients to decrease feelings of isolation.

Facilitated by Larissa Hewitt, LICSW.

Registration is required. Call Larissa at 617-582-7548.

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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry

May 04, 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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