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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.

Five things you need to know about colorectal cancer
March 03, 2015

With March marking Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt answers some key questions about the disease.

Novel precision medicine tool could help personalize cancer treatments
February 26, 2015

A new laboratory test predicts which of several cancer drugs will work best against a patient's tumor, and could become a powerful precision medicine tool for individualizing cancer therapy.

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center now offers next day appointments for new patients
February 26, 2015

New patients with cancer can now make an appointment to see an oncologist as soon as the following day at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.

Dana-Farber moves to speed appointments for newly diagnosed patients (Boston Business Journal)

March 04, 2015

Dr. Craig Bunnell discussed Dana-Farber’s new plan to implement next day appointments with an oncologist for newly diagnosed patients.

Drug Keeps Women Fertile After Breast Cancer Chemo (medpagetoday.com)
March 05, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a new study that found among women with operable hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer, who were given goserelin (Zoladex) in addition to chemotherapy, had lower rates of ovarian failure and higher rates of pregnancy compared with patients treated with chemotherapy alone.

The Changing Landscape of End-of-Life Planning (Mass Medical Society)
March 03, 2015

Drs. Susan Block, Atul Gawande and Rachelle Bernacki were mentioned for the randomized study performed at Dana-Farber examining how closely the wishes of a group of the sickest patients are honored during end-of-life care.

 

New test can determine effectiveness of cancer treatment within 16 hours (Foxnews.com)
February 27, 2015

Dr. Anthony Letai led a study showing a new technique that can predict which specific drug will be most effective in treating various types of cancer tumors.

Lenalidomide Now for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients (Medscape.com)
February 26, 2015

Dr. Paul Richardson commented on the US Food and Drug Administration’s decision to expand the existing indication for lenalidomide (Revlimid) in combination with dexamethasone to include patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

 

Now for the next challenge: cancer (Business Day Live)
February 26, 2015

Dr. Lawrence Shulman wrote about his work in Rwanda and providing access to life-saving advances in cancer treatment through the collaborations of the Rwandan Ministry of Health, Partners in Health, and Dana-Farber.

 

Speaker: Genetics database to yield new cancer-fighting drugs (Palm Beach Post)
February 24, 2015

Dana-Farber physicians including Dr. Barrett Rollins and Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson talked about the next generation of cancer-fighting drugs at the 14th annual Breakfast with the Doctors in Palm Beach.

Post-Transplant Telephone Support Group(2)

March 05, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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This support group provides a place for patients currently 1-2 years post-allogenic stem-cell transplant to share the impact of experiences, feelings and challenges associated with the post-transplant phase of treatment.

Facilitator: Tammy Weitzman, LICSW - Transplant Social Worker

Registration is required.  Please contact Tammy Weitzman, LICSW at 617-632-4353 to register.

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Sunrise Qigong(6)

March 06, 2015

Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies 

 
In this class, you will learn to stretch and strengthen your mind and body. 

 
Come relax, loosen and strengthen tired muscles, improve circulation, develop symmetry and balance and fine tune your mind/body skills. 

 
Program instructor, Ramel (Rami) Rones is on the leading edge of Mind-Body, Tai Chi and Qi Gong therapies for patients with cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. For adult patients, family members and caregivers. All levels welcome.


Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu.
 

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Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones

March 06, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 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. For more information or to register, please contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. more

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