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U.S. News and World Report ranks Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center the top cancer hospital in New England; fourth in U.S.

July 15, 2014

U.S. News and World Report ranks Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center the top hospital in New England for the 14th straight year.

Targeted drugs get first test in early stage lung cancer

August 19, 2014

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched a new nationwide clinical trial to find out if two molecularly targeted drugs that have improved outcomes in advanced lung cancer can increase survival of patients with early-stage lung cancer that has been surgically removed.

Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD in the lab 

Nineteen Dana-Farber scientists listed among world's most influential

July 01, 2014

In an affirmation of worldwide respect for the impact of Dana-Farber research, 19 basic scientists and clinical investigators at the Institute have been listed among "the world's most influential scientific minds." The ranking was based on how frequently their research discoveries have been cited by peers in the past decade.

Scientists unravel mystery of brain cell growth
August 07, 2014

Dana-Farber scientists and international colleagues have discovered how a single protein can exert both a push and a pull force to nudge a neuron in the desired direction, helping neurons navigate to their assigned places in the developing brain.

Study finds new genetic risk markers in pancreatic cancer
August 03, 2014

A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Target growth-driving cells within tumors, not fastest-proliferating cells, new study suggests
July 30, 2014

Researchers find that targeting growth-driving cells within tumors, not the fastest-proliferating cells within tumors, may lead to more effective treatments.

Calling on Cancer's A-Team (Yahoo News)

August 13, 2014

Dana-Farber has launched an extensive research project into cancer genomics.


Red Sox Beat: No more big league chew (Boston Globe)
August 21, 2014

Dr. Robert Haddad discussed former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s oral cancer diagnosis during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.

Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say (Los Angeles Times)
August 08, 2014

John Quackenbush, PhD, commented on a study that showed understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective treatment.


Two Genes Add to Breast Cancer Risk (MedPageToday)
August 07, 2014

Dr. Koen M. A. Dreijerink participated in a study that suggested the MEN1 mutation is also involved in the formation of breast cancer tumors.


Dana-Farber Community Vans Providing Cancer Screening In Greater Boston (WBZ-TV Boston)
August 05, 2014

The Dana-Farber Mammography Van and the Blum Family Van travel around the Greater Boston area providing cancer screenings.


Jon Lester traded to Oakland (WCVB-TV 5)
August 01, 2014

Lisa Scherber of the Jimmy Fund Clinic discussed the important memories that former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester created for patients he has met over the years.

Scientists warned on cancer target (
July 31, 2014

Dr. Kornelia Polyak led a study that suggests that the most dangerous cancer cells are not necessarily those that proliferate the fastest

Saint Ann by the Sea Parish Blood Drive

August 23, 2014

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

591 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA 02050

To schedule an appointment for this drive, please contact Catherine Rein at more

Museum of Fine Arts “Artful Healing Program”

August 25, 2014

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Blum Resource Center

 Presented by Leonard  P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies: 


 Join us for an inspiring workshop by experienced art educators from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  The workshop gives participants an opportunity to “explore” the MFA through viewing a slide show of a collection of MFA pieces and then participating in a hands-on activity related to what you have seen. Workshops will take place in the Creative Arts Studio, located inside the Blum Resource Center.  Open to DFCI patients, friends and family members.  All materials provided at no cost.  Please contact the Zakim Center to register 617-632-3322/ 


Brain Tumor Support Group(5)

August 25, 2014

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 335

Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers. Facilitated by Debra Lafrankie and Nancy Tharler.  Registration is required.  Please call 617-582-7576 for more information and to register. more

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