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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.

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recognized as a Magnet® organization for excellence in nursing and patient care

July 16, 2014

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has earned Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the third time. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing and health care delivery.
 

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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.
 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recognized as a Magnet® organization for excellence in nursing and patient care
July 16, 2014

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is recognized as a Magnet® organization for excellence in nursing and patient care for the third time.

Antibody halts cancer-related wasting condition
July 13, 2014

Dana-Farber scientists identify a protein that is a cause of cachexia, a severe wasting of fat and muscle in half of all cancer patients, and show that blocking the protein in mice can prevent or halt the debilitating condition.

Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer
July 09, 2014

Dana-Farber and colleagues from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network identified novel mutations in a well-known cancer-causing pathway in lung adenocarcinoma, potentially identifying a greater number of patients with treatable mutations because many potent cancer drugs that target these mutations already exist. Additionally, these findings may expand the number of possible new therapeutic targets for this disease.

U.S. News & World Report Announces 2014-15 Best Hospitals Rankings (U.S. News & World Report)

July 15, 2014

The U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Guide has ranked Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center the highest in New England for cancer care for the 14th straight year and fourth overall in the country.

Study Discounts Testosterone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer (The New York Times)
July 14, 2014

An editorial written by physicians at Dana-Farber supports a study showing there is no compelling evidence to justify using testosterone suppression therapy on men with early-stage prostate cancer.

Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine Improves Progression-Free Survival vs Physician’s Choice in Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (ASCO Post)
July 10, 2014

Dr. Ian E. Krop led a study showing that the anti-body drug ado-trastuzumab emtansine significantly prolonged progression-free survival in patients with progressive HER2-positive advanced breast cancer.

ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline: Disease Management in Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer With Brain Metastases (ASCO Post)
July 10, 2014

Dr. Eric P. Winer co-chaired an expert panel that developed a clinical practice guideline on disease management for patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer and brain metastases.

Scientists publish a deep look at DNA mutations in lung cancer (Boston Globe)
July 10, 2014

Dr. Matthew Meyerson led a genomic study of lung cancer which has provided information that could help scientists devise new treatments.

Prostate Cancer Outcomes May Improve Under Affordable Care Act (Renal & Urology News)
July 07, 2014

Dr. Paul L. Nguyen led a study showing prostate cancer patients with health insurance are less likely to have metastatic disease or die from the cancer than those without health insurance.

JPMorgan's Dimon has throat cancer, to begin treatment shortly (Reuters)
July 02, 2014

Dr. Robert Haddad commented on JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon being diagnosed with throat cancer.

Dana-Farber's Mammography Van(17)

July 23, 2014

The Dimock 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

Vote for Your Favorite Red Sox Star for the Chance to Win a Signed Jon Lester Jersey

July 23, 2014

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For over 60 years the Red Sox have had a special bond with the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber. Dating from 1953, this is the longest and most successful partnership between a professional sports team and charity in North America. The Red Sox have helped the Jimmy fund raise millions of dollars for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber through appearances and appeals while befriending patients of all ages. In honor of this partnership we are giving away a signed Jon Lester jersey to one lucky fan.  Just vote for your favorite Red Sox star here to be entered to win. Contest ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, August 12. more

Yoga at Dana-Farber

July 23, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies

Energize your Wednesday afternoons!

Join us in developing your mind, body and spirit to its fullest potential through meditation, posture, and breathing exercises.

Join instructor, Anna Dunwell, MFA, ERYT, CYT in gentle exercises that are easy on your joints and which will expand your range of motion, create mental steadiness, and overall body comfort. 

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.

You may also visit us at Dana-Farber.com/Zakim.

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