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PMC 2015: All Our Riders Are Winners

To this year's Pan-Mass Challenge riders, volunteers, and supporters: all our best wishes for a great weekend! Together, you're helping to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the tools and resources to develop treatments and advances for all types of cancer.


U.S. News & World Report names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center among best for cancer care

July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH 

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 approach to treating B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia shows promise in preclinical studies
July 13, 2015

Dana-Farber's David Weinstock, MD, and colleagues report that a novel compound stops B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia tumor cell growth in pre-clinical studies; approach may be effective in other cancers as well.

Most teen and young adult cancer patients at end of life get aggressive care
July 09, 2015

More than two-thirds of adolescents and young adults dying of cancer utilized one or more aggressive interventions in the last month of life, according to a retrospective study published in JAMA Oncology. The findings suggest the need for more research into whether patients have been adequately supported to contemplate their end-of-life options or whether the pattern reflects their well-considered wishes.

Finding better ways to fight cancer means starting with the basics
July 01, 2015

The Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS at Dana-Farber is changing its name to the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology.

Stricter indoor tanning laws urged in Massachusetts (Portland Press Herald)

July 30, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Lin discussed a bill proposed by Massachusetts lawmakers that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds.

Should I Stop Using Antiperspirant? (New York Magazine)
July 31, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein provided insight to dispel the myth that antiperspirants cause breast cancer.

The High Cost of Cancer Care: Your Money or Your Life? (Newsweek)
July 24, 2015

Dr. Deborah Schrag commented on rising costs of cancer drugs and the problems it presents to patients who have exhausted all other drug options.

U.S. News & World Report Names Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center among Best in Cancer (Reuters)
July 21, 2015

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center has been named the best for cancer care in New England for the 15th straight year and fourth overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

WomenUp: Dorothy Puhy of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston Business Journal)
July 17, 2015

Dorothy Puhy, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Dana-Farber, was featured for her role at the Institute.

Teens Dying Of Cancer Face Intensive Treatments In The Final Days (
July 10, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Mack led a first of its kind study that examines end-of-life care for people ages 15 through 39.

Regular Mammograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer (U.S. News & World Report)
July 06, 2015

Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study that found regular mammogram screening for breast cancer might be causing "widespread overdiagnosis," with some women treated for tumors that would not have caused sickness or death.

Zakim Center Drum Circle

August 03, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

Explore, express, and experience the empowering effects of drum circles with music therapist Heather Smist as your guide. We'll learn how drumming can reduce stress and increase self-awareness, then practice it ourselves. Drums provided. No experience necessary. Call 617-632-3322 or email to register. Open to patients, family members and staff.



Free skin cancer education and screening at area beaches(3)

August 03, 2015

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wollaston Beach, Quincy

Committed to the communities we serve, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Blum Van will be visiting beaches across Massachusetts to provide free skin cancer education and screenings. A dermatologist will be on board to provide free full-body examinations and address any skin cancer related concerns. Participants will receive educational materials, sunscreen, key chains with energy beads that change color in response to UV rays, and Red Sox baseball caps.  

Screenings may be cancelled if there is rain.  Call 617-632-2614 for more information!


Sarcoma Support Group

August 03, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

This group is an opportunity to share information, coping skills, and network with others with Sarcoma and their caregivers.

Facilitated by Larissa Hewitt, LICSW

Dial-in options are available for those who cannot attend in person. Registration is required. Call Larissa Hewitt at 617-582-7548.

Parking will be validated in the Dana-Farber Yawkey Garage.


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