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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 Waldenström’s drug shows sustained benefit at two years

April 08, 2015

Dana-Farber researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine that ibrutinib, a newly approved drug for Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia, continues to control the rare blood cancer, with 95 percent of patients surviving for two years.

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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 recognizes National Young Adult Cancer Week
April 07, 2015

Young adults with cancer often face very different challenges than those who were diagnosed as children or older adults.

Promising drug target identified in medulloblastoma
March 26, 2015

Scientists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center have identified a protein critical to both normal brain development and, in many cases, the development of medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor that usually strikes children under 10. According to a report in the journal Developmental Cell, halving the level of the protein Eya1 in mice prone to develop medulloblastoma dramatically reduced the animals' risk of dying from the disease.

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 CEO Ed Benz to retire in 2016 (Boston Globe)

April 01, 2015

Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of Dana-Farber next summer, after 16 years.

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.

‘Cancer’ an unblinking look at the enemy (USA Today)
March 30, 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.

Patient Empowerment: Why Angelina Jolie’s Menopause Matters (wbur.org)
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 (Yahoo.com)
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.

Zakim Center Drum Circle

April 20, 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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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry

April 20, 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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Stage IV Breast Cancer Support Group

April 21, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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An opportunity for those with Stage IV (Metastatic) Breast Cancer to share emotional support.


Facilitators: Liz Farrell, LICSW and Fremonta Meyer, MD
Registration is required. To Register: Call Liz Farrell, LICSW at 617-632-5606
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