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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.

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.

Vitamin D protects against colorectal cancer by boosting the immune system (New York Times Blog)
January 16, 2015

Dr. Shuji Ogino led a study demonstrating vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system's fight against tumor cells 

Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

January 29, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

 Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies


Mindfulness is a way to pay attention to the present moment in a way that fosters love, kindness and self-care. Join us in practicing three different meditations, all of which can be useful in daily life to soothe mind and body. No prior experience is necessary--only a willingness to be present. Patients, family members, caregivers and staff are 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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Sunrise Qigong(6)

January 30, 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

January 30, 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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