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U.S. News & World Report names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center among best for cancer care

July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH 

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 approach to treating B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia shows promise in preclinical studies
July 13, 2015

Dana-Farber's David Weinstock, MD, and colleagues report that a novel compound stops B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia tumor cell growth in pre-clinical studies; approach may be effective in other cancers as well.

Most teen and young adult cancer patients at end of life get aggressive care
July 09, 2015

More than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults dying of cancer utilized one or more aggressive interventions in the last month of life, according to a retrospective study published in JAMA Oncology. The findings suggest the need for more research into whether patients have been adequately supported to contemplate their end-of-life options or whether the pattern reflects their well-considered wishes.

Finding better ways to fight cancer means starting with the basics
July 01, 2015

The Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS at Dana-Farber is changing its name to the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology.

The High Cost of Cancer Care: Your Money or Your Life? (Newsweek)

July 24, 2015

Dr. Deborah Schrag commented on rising costs of cancer drugs and the problems it presents to patients who have exhausted all other drug options.

U.S. News & World Report Names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center among Best in Cancer (Reuters)
July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

WomenUp: Dorothy Puhy of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston Business Journal)
July 17, 2015

Dorothy Puhy, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Dana-Farber, was featured for her role at the Institute.

Teens Dying Of Cancer Face Intensive Treatments In The Final Days (npr.org)
July 10, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Mack led a first of its kind study that examines end-of-life care for people ages 15 through 39.

Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer (U.S. News & World Report)
July 06, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study that found regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing "widespread overdiagnosis," with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death.

New Studies Expand the BRCA Equation in Breast Cancer (OncLive)
July 06, 2015

Dr. Judy Garber led a study that sought to determine which breast cancer patient populations should be screened for abnormalities and how best to integrate that information into treatment protocols.

Lisa Scherber Play Lady's mission is to cheer kids with cancer (Lowell Sun)
July 01, 2015

Lisa Scherber, director of Patient and Family Programs at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, was featured for her work at Dana-Farber for the past 23 years.

Gentle Hatha Yoga

July 29, 2015

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Smith Building, Room 330

This gentle Hatha Yoga class is open to patients, families and friends that have been newly diagnosed with cancer, receiving treatment, or in remission. Instructor, Ann Marie Turo will guide you in gentle stretches and breathing techniques that will calm you and leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Classes are complimentary and yoga mats are provided. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.havard.edu. 

 

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Yogalates

July 29, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

This one-hour class fuses the practices of Hatha Yoga and Pilates and is open to patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer, and receiving treatment, or are in remission. This class will work on building strength, endurance, and flexibility, while toning the deep core muscles. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own. Family, friends and staff are welcomePlease contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.havard.edu.  

 

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Level I-Level II Hatha Yoga

July 29, 2015

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

This level 1 - level 2 class takes it up a notch and challenges you to the core. Learn asanas, pranayamas and a variety of yoga sequences that will challenge your body both mentally and physically. Return to your activities of daily living feeling energized and refreshed. Instructor: Ann Marie Turo. Family, friends and staff are welcome. Yoga mats are provided, or feel free to bring your own. Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu. 

 


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