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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.

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.

New Studies Expand the BRCA Equation in Breast Cancer (OncLive)
July 06, 2015

Dr. Judy Garber led a study that sought to determine which breast cancer patient populations should be screened for abnormalities and how best to integrate that information into treatment protocols.

Lisa Scherber Play Lady's mission is to cheer kids with cancer (Lowell Sun)
July 01, 2015

Lisa Scherber, director of Patient and Family Programs at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, was featured for her work at Dana-Farber for the past 23 years.

Patriots Training Camp 2015 Blood Drive - July 30 to August 2

July 30, 2015

Gillette Stadium Fan Zone

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will host the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile—the traveling extension of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center—for a series of blood drives during this year’s Patriots Training Camp.  


All donors are welcome to enjoy Patriots Training Camp and Fan Zone prior to or following their appointment and each donor will receive a Patriots gift bag.


The Patriots Charitable Foundation has a long history of advocating for volunteer blood and platelet donations, both at the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center and throughout the region, encouraging all eligible fans to consider making a life-saving difference. Volunteer blood and platelet donors are the only source of these blood products, which are essential for people going through cancer treatment and many other critically ill patients in need of life-saving transfusions. 


All blood drives will be open to the public. Due to space and time constraints, advance appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled by emailing with the subject heading “Patriots” and two preferred donation times. In general, to give blood, donors should be at least 17 years old, 110 pounds or heavier, and in good health, and must bring a valid photo ID to their appointment. To learn more about eligibility and the donation process, please call the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at 617-632-3206 or visit




Free skin cancer education and screening at area beaches(2)

July 30, 2015

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Revere Beach, Revere

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 this summer. 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, lip balm with SPF, key chains with energy beads that change color in response to UV rays, and Red Sox baseball caps (while supplies last).


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Blum Van, a 39-foot van, is designed to bring Dana-Farber’s expertise in the struggle against cancer to the public, through early detection cancer screenings and several cancer education/awareness and prevention initiatives. Full body examinations will be provided by Brigham and Women’s Hospital dermatologists. 


Mindfulness Meditation with Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW

July 30, 2015

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Smith Building, Room 330

Join us in practicing three different meditations, all of which can be useful in daily life to soothe the mind and body. No prior experience is necessary--only a willingness to be present. Family, friends and staff are welcome.  Please contact the Zakim Center to register at 617-632-3322 or  more

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