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Large study catalogs genetic culprits in head and neck cancers

January 28, 2015

Scientists publish the first comprehensive catalog of genetic mutations and other abnormal changes found in 279 cancers of the head and neck, identifying several broken molecular pathways that might be targeted by existing and future cancer drugs.

Levi Garraway, MD, PhD SIDTALK 

SIDTALKS at Dana-Farber

In the spirit of the illuminating TED Talks, our Joint Visiting Committee recently heard dynamic SIDTALKSScience, Innovation, and Discovery — from five of Dana-Farber’s leading researchers, as they reported from the groundbreaking frontiers of their respective fields. View the talks.
 

Many women lack basic understanding of their breast cancer, new study finds
January 26, 2015

A new study finds many breast cancer patients don't know the characteristics of their own disease, such as cancer stage and tumor grade.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute substantially expands research space
January 22, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is expanding its research footprint by moving into five floors at Longwood Center (360 Longwood Avenue), beginning later this month.

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system
January 15, 2015

A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system's vigilance against tumor cells.

Some Breast Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge About The Health Issue (Time.com)

January 26, 2015

Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study, published in CANCER, that found many women with breast cancer may lack knowledge regarding their illness.

Obama to Lay Out $215 Million Precision-Medicine Plan (Wall Street Journal)
January 30, 2015

Dana-Farber was mentioned as one of the cancer centers taking samples of patient’s tumors to analyze with new molecular diagnostic tests and identify a mutation with the hope of matching it with an effective drug.

 

Handling stress at work (BostonGlobe.com)
January 26, 2015

Dr. Ann LaCasce discussed how meditation has helped her do a better job of meeting her patients’ needs through an app called Headspace.

Lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of breast cancer (WRVO Radio)
January 23, 2015

Dr. Ann Partridge spoke on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care" about the lifestyle changes women can make to help reduce their risk of breast cancer.

Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat?
January 22, 2015

Dr. Philip Kantoff commented on prostate cancer screening and treatment guidelines.

Dana-Farber growing personalized medicine research with move to Longwood (Boston Business Journal)
January 22, 2015

Dana-Farber plans to expand precision medicine research by moving some staff into the new Longwood Center. Several research programs will now be under one roof.

'Orange is the New Black' Actress Uzo Aduba Will Run Boston Marathon (Runner's World)
January 21, 2015

Uzo Aduba, most well-known for playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix show, “Orange Is The New Black,” will run in the 2015 Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team.

Sarcoma Support Group

February 02, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

This groups comes together with the purpose of providing mutual support and education for sarcoma patients and their loved ones. The group serves to foster connection between patients in order to decrease feelings of isolation.

Registration is required. Please register by calling Larissa Hewitt at 617-582-7548.

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Sarcoma Support Group for Patients and Family Members

February 02, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith 330

This group is an opportunity to share information, coping skills, and network with others with Sarcoma and their caregivers.
Facilitated by: Larissa Hewitt, LICSW
**Dial in options are available if you cannot attend in person

Registration required: Call Larissa Hewitt: 617-582-7548
Parking will be validated in the Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage

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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry

February 02, 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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