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"Discover. Care. Believe." highlights Dana-Farber breakthroughs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched, 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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International study of advanced prostate cancer genome finds abundance of potential targets for drug therapy

May 21, 2015

First study of the genomic composition of prostate cancer shows many patients have gene mutations that can be targeted with existing or potential drugs.

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New Online Resource for Precision Cancer Medicine

Clinicians at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women'’s Cancer Center are now armed with specialized tests to create a precise "tumor profile" for each patient's cancer. Learn about the latest thinking in precision cancer medicine from our researchers and clinicians, and explore a searchable database of clinical trials that focus on targeted therapies by disease, gene, and mutation.

New chemical technology boosts potency of targeted cancer therapy
May 21, 2015

A new technology developed at Dana-Farber may make it possible to target "undruggable" proteins and overcome drug resistance by using a cancer cell's own protein-degrading machinery to destroy, not just inhibit, cancer proteins.

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center launches online resource for precision cancer medicine
May 20, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has a new website to connect patients and physicians with information about precision cancer medicine, including resources on what precision cancer is and how it can be applied to cancer care today.

Dana-Farber’s Garraway selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
May 19, 2015

Dana-Farber's Levi Garraway, MD, PhD, has been selected as one of 26 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

Parents of child cancer patients prefer honesty (

May 20, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Marron led a study that found it's better for doctors to be open with parents about their child's cancer prognosis, even if the news is bad.

Cancer Haves And Have-Nots: Care And Treatment In 2 Different Worlds (
May 18, 2015

Dr. Lawrence Shulman discussed his work in both Rwanda and Haiti, by providing access to life-saving advances in cancer treatment.

Tom Brokaw Reflects On Cancer, 'Nightly News' And His 'Lucky Life' (
May 14, 2015

Tom Brokaw discussed his life after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma and cites Dr. Ken Anderson for being both a respected clinician and friend.

Exposed to dangerous radiation? Telltale signs are in your blood (
May 14, 2015

Dipanjan Chowdhury, PhD, led a study showing a new blood test that could quickly reveal the severity of radiation injury.

Why Cancer-Free Women Are Choosing to Have Their Breasts Removed (
May 12, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein commented on the increase in women opting to undergo preventive bilateral mastectomies.

Promise, peril seen in personalized cancer therapy (
May 11, 2015

Dr. Pasi Jänne led a study that showed a drug shrank lung tumors in 61 percent of patients whose cancers had developed the T790-M resistance mutation. He also commented on personalized medicine for cancer patients.

Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression (WebMD)
May 08, 2015

Dr. Philip Kantoff and Dr. Lauren Harshman led a study that found hormone-sensitive prostate cancer patients who started on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs at initiation of androgen-deprivation therapy experienced a longer time to disease progression.

Sunrise Qigong

May 22, 2015

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110

Fine tune your mind/body skills and create balance among them. Open to patients and family members. Please register at 617-632-3322. more

Tai Chi for Optimal Health with Ramel Rones

May 22, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110

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 more

Song Circle

May 22, 2015

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

DA110 - Dana Bldg., 1st Floor, Room DA110

Connect to your breath, body, and joy through group singing. Discover how group singing can support relaxation, mood, sense of community, and pain management. Lyrics will be provided. Song requests and discussion are welcome, and no prior music experience is required. 


To register please call 617-692-3322 or email:


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