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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched DiscoverCareBelieve.org, a new platform to illustrate what sets Dana-Farber apart — in research discovery... in expert, compassionate care... and in our strong belief in progress for people with cancer everywhere.

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App developed in collaboration with Dana-Farber researchers allows breast cancer survivors to share symptoms instantly

March 09, 2015

A new iPhone app launched by Apple today will provide physician researchers with instant data from breast cancer survivors with a goal of providing patients improved post-treatment quality of life.

Oral chemotherapy animated video series launches for cancer patients
March 10, 2015

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has created a four-part, web-based oral chemotherapy animated video series to help educate patients and their families about the benefits and risks of oral chemotherapy.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute signs same-sex marriage amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case
March 06, 2015

Dana-Farber is one of 379 employers and employer organizations that signed on to an amicus curiae brief filed by Morgan Lewis in the United States Supreme Court in support of a single uniform law for same sex marriage.

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.

Doctors Approve of Angelina Jolie's Surgery

March 25, 2015

Dr. Judy Garber commented on actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to help prevent cancer.

Patient Empowerment: Why Angelina Jolie’s Menopause Matters (wbur.org)
March 26, 2015

Sharon Bober, PhD, discussed the need for more education and frank talk about how patients can have a healthy sexual life after cancer and cancer-related surgeries.

 

Sidney Farber and Lifting the Shame of Cancer (Yahoo.com)
March 26, 2015

Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Executive Profile: Dr. Edward Benz of Dana-Farber (Boston Business Journal)
March 23, 2015

Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., was featured in the Boston Business Journal for his 15 years of service as President and CEO of Dana-Farber.

Path to breast cancer care differs by race, ethnicity (reuters.com)
March 23, 2015

Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study showing black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely to pick their surgeon and the hospital for treatment based on reputation compared with white women.

Dana-Farber study questions benefits of online genetic testing (Boston Globe)
March 23, 2015

A new study led by Dr. Stacy Gray and Dr. Katherine Janeway showed online marketing for products related to personalized cancer medicine often failed to explain the limits of the genetic tests.

Precision Medicine: The Future or Simply Politics? (JAMA)
March 18, 2015

Dr. Barrett Rollins commented in The Journal of the American Medical Association about how precision medicine has helped patients at Dana-Farber.

Sunrise Qigong(6)

March 27, 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 27, 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

12th Annual Young Adult Cancer Conference

March 28, 2015

8:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor

The Young Adult Program (YAP) at Dana-Farber is hosting a one-day conference for young adult patients and their caregivers to learn strategies for coping with cancer as a young adult, and meet other patients facing similar challenges. This conference is free and open to patients treated at Dana-Farber and beyond.

To register, visit http://dana-farber-yap.org/ or email yap@dfci.harvard.edu. Registration is appreciated by March 20.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dana-farber.org/Adult-Care/Treatment-and-Support/Patient-and-Family-Support/Young-Adult-Program/Annual-Young-Adult-Cancer-Conference.aspx

 

 

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