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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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Immunotherapy agent benefits patients with drug-resistant multiple myeloma in first human trial

August 26, 2015

In its first clinical trial, a breakthrough antibody therapy produced at least partial remissions in a third of patients with multiple myeloma who had exhausted multiple prior treatments, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report.

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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.

New chief of breast surgical services named at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
September 03, 2015

Tari King, MD, has been named Chief of Breast Surgery at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center where she will oversee breast surgery and continue to build DF/BWCC's integrated clinical model for treating breast cancer.

Drinking coffee daily may improve survival in colon cancer patients
August 17, 2015

Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study from researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care practices in Lawrence, Quincy, Stoneham, Weymouth honored for quality patient-centered care
August 17, 2015

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized four Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care sites in Massachusetts for quality of their patient care services.

Religion rarely part of ICU conversation (Reuters)

September 01, 2015

Dr. Tracy Balboni wrote an editorial for a study that found doctors and other health care providers discussed religion or spirituality in less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit.

What Doctors Want You to Know About Breast Cancer (Woman's Day)
August 28, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein provided insight to dispel some of the myths about what causes breast cancer.

Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise (philly.com)
August 27, 2015

Dr. Paul Richardson led a study that found an experimental immune-boosting drug shows promise in fighting the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

Explosion Of New Cancer Treatments Presents A 'Very Exciting Time' (npr.org)
August 24, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Buchbinder discussed former president Jimmy Carter’s announcement that he has been diagnosed with melanoma and the latest treatment options available.

Sox manager Farrell has cancer; stepping away from team (Boston Globe)
August 17, 2015

Dr. Matthew Davids commented on Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell’s announcement of being diagnosed with lymphoma.

Former president Jimmy Carter has cancer (USA Today)
August 13, 2015

Dr. Charles Fuchs commented on former president Jimmy Carter’s announcement that he has cancer.

Suicidal Ideation Higher for Cancer Survivors (MedPageToday)
August 05, 2015

Research by Dr. Christopher Recklitis reported cancer survivors showing few signs of depression are still at significant risk for suicide.

Sunrise Qigong

September 04, 2015

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Smith Building, Room 330

In this class you will learn exercises of the mind/body through mindfulness awareness and fluid movement. These techniques will help you to relax, increase concentration, while utilizing the mind, body and spirit to help improve quality of life. This class is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, are receiving treatment, or in remission. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Please call the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or email Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones

September 04, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

An Internal Chinese martial art practiced for both defense training and health benefits. Learn sitting and standing techniques as well as slow moving meditation. Family, friends and staff are welcome. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
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Song Circle

September 04, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing. Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community, and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:  Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 

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