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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.

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.
 

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.

'Orange Is the New Black' star Uzo Aduba running 2015 Boston Marathon® to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
January 12, 2015

Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba will run the 119th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 20 as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team to support cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

New study shows high vitamin D levels increase survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
January 12, 2015

According to a new study led by Dana-Farber researchers, patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin.

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 

How Not to Break Your New Year's Resolution (Boston Common Magazine)
January 15, 2015

Dana-Farber’s Health Library entry on infused water was included in a story about how to drink more water and stay hydrated.

Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy for Early Breast Cancer: How to Choose (msn.com)
January 14, 2015

Dr. Mehra Golshan commented on improvements in breast reconstruction following mastectomy.

Brain Tumor Support Group

January 26, 2015

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 335

Support for brain tumor patients and their caregivers facilitated by Debra LaFrankie, RN, OCN and Nancy Tharler, LICSW.


Registration is required. Please call Nancy Tharler to register at 617-632-3634. 


For more information on adult patient/family support groups & programs or to connect with a social worker at Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women’s Cancer Center call: (617) 632-3301 or visit www.dfci.org/supportgroups 

 

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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry

January 26, 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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Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(69)

January 27, 2015

South End Community Health Center

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van brings state-of-the-art breast cancer screening to the women of Greater Boston. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 617-632-1974. more

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