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CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies, premieres on PBS on March 30

This three-part documentary presented by Ken Burns, and based on the best-selling book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, covers the first documented appearances of cancer thousands of years ago, through the epic battles today to control, cure, and conquer the disease.

Dana-Farber played a prominent historical role in the early days of cancer research and treatment, as described in the film. Watch a panel discussion featuring the film's director and two Dana-Farber clinician/researchers who recount some of these landmark milestones.

App developed in collaboration with Dana-Farber researchers allows breast cancer survivors to share symptoms instantly

March 09, 2015

A new iPhone app launched by Apple today will provide physician researchers with instant data from breast cancer survivors with a goal of providing patients improved post-treatment quality of life.

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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.

What do you #DiscoverCareBelieve? 

Oral chemotherapy animated video series launches for cancer patients
March 10, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created a four-part, web-based oral chemotherapy animated video series to help educate patients and their families about the benefits and risks of oral chemotherapy.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute signs same-sex marriage amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case
March 06, 2015

Dana-Farber is one of 379 employers and employer organizations that signed on to an amicus curiae brief filed by Morgan Lewis in the United States Supreme Court in support of a single uniform law for same sex marriage.

Unregulated web marketing of genetic tests for personalized cancer care raises concerns in new study
March 05, 2015

Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically useful, according to a new study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Doctors Approve of Angelina Jolie's Surgery

March 25, 2015

Dr. Judy Garber commented on actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to help prevent cancer.

Patient Empowerment: Why Angelina Jolie’s Menopause Matters (
March 26, 2015

Sharon Bober, PhD, discussed the need for more education and frank talk about how patients can have a healthy sexual life after cancer and cancer-related surgeries.


Sidney Farber and Lifting the Shame of Cancer (
March 26, 2015

Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Executive Profile: Dr. Edward Benz of Dana-Farber (Boston Business Journal)
March 23, 2015

Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., was featured in the Boston Business Journal for his 15 years of service as President and CEO of Dana-Farber.

Path to breast cancer care differs by race, ethnicity (
March 23, 2015

Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study showing black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely to pick their surgeon and the hospital for treatment based on reputation compared with white women.

Dana-Farber study questions benefits of online genetic testing (Boston Globe)
March 23, 2015

A new study led by Dr. Stacy Gray and Dr. Katherine Janeway showed online marketing for products related to personalized cancer medicine often failed to explain the limits of the genetic tests.

Precision Medicine: The Future or Simply Politics? (JAMA)
March 18, 2015

Dr. Barrett Rollins commented in The Journal of the American Medical Association about how precision medicine has helped patients at Dana-Farber.

Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry

March 30, 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.


Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(13)

March 31, 2015

Bowdoin Street 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

March 31, 2015

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

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