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Researchers identify early sign of pancreatic cancer

September 28, 2014

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear. The research is being published online today by the journal Nature Medicine.

Novel compound prevents metastasis of multiple myeloma in mouse studies
September 25, 2014

Dana-Farber scientists and colleagues report on a compound that can stop the blood cancer multiple myeloma from spreading, leading to a new approach in addressing metastasis, one of the deadliest aspects of cancer.

Drug combination delays worsening of disease in women with recurrent ovarian cancer
September 10, 2014

Researchers from the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber report that for some women with recurrent ovarian cancer, a new drug combination has been found to stall the progression of the disease.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute receives national certification for highest quality cancer care
September 02, 2014

The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), has awarded Dana-Farber Cancer Institute a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet its highest standards for quality cancer care.

Study finds big benefit in breast cancer drug (New York Times)

September 29, 2014

Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study of Perjeta, a drug used to treat advanced breast cancer that had unprecedented success in prolonging lives.

Panel Calls for More Research in Advanced Breast Cancer (MedPageToday)
September 26, 2014

Dr. Eric Winer served as chair for a panel that developed the second international guidelines for management of advanced breast cancer.

 

PD-L1 Positivity Confers Worse Outcomes in Non–Clear Cell RCC (CancerNetwork)
September 22, 2014

Dr. Toni Choueiri led a study that found patients with non–clear cell renal cell carcinoma, PD-L1 positivity is associated with worse clinical outcomes, including a shorter overall survival and time to recurrence.

 

Holding your breath for cancer treatment (Portland Tribune)
September 22, 2014

Dr. Jay Harris proposed a breath-holding technique that reduces radiation to the heart during left-sided breast cancer treatment.

Should Women Remove Breasts and Ovaries Because of Future Cancer Risk? (Healthline.com)
September 15, 2014

Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study that found there was no evidence that surgery lowered the risk of death compared to more conservative lumpectomy and radiation.

 

End-of-life Care Preferences: A Promising Target for Reducing Racial Disparities in Terminal Cancer Care (HealthCanal.com)
September 12, 2014

Shannon Harrington, PhD, participated in a study showing a patient's race and ethnicity dramatically influenced their preferences about the care they receive at the end of their lives.

 

Drug combination delays worsening of disease in women with recurrent ovarian cancer (Health Canal)
September 11, 2014

A clinical trial led by Dr. Ursula Matulonis and Dr. Joyce Liu showed a two-drug combination can signficantly improve benefit for women with ovarian cancer that has recurred after initial treatment.

 

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(43)

September 30, 2014

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

South End Community Health Center

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston.  To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. more

Tai Chi for Optimal Health

September 30, 2014

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Smith Room, 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

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

September 30, 2014

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Smith Room 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

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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