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

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has launched DiscoverCareBelieve.org, 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.

Researchers identify origin of chromosomal oddity in some cancer cells
May 27, 2015

In a new study published in Nature, Dana-Farber scientists demonstrate how a sudden, isolated shuffling of genetic material — known as chromothripsis — can occur.

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.

He had a 3.5-pound tumor and months to live. Here’s how he survived. (Washington Post)

May 29, 2015

Dr. Patrick Ott commented on the rapid rise of immunotherapy research.

Exercise offers cancer survivors significant improvements in quality of life (YaleNews)
May 28, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Ligibel co-led a study, presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO),that evaluated cancer survivors for quality of life, physical activity and fitness. Additional authors of the study include Drs. Sara Tolaney, Erica Mayer, Rachel Yung and Rachel Freedman.

Facebook is a friend to those suffering rare maladies (San Francisco Chronicle)
May 27, 2015

Dr. Irene Ghobrial discussed the role social media plays in healthcare and how a Facebook and Twitter post help recruit 200 patients for a clinical trial.

Parents of child cancer patients prefer honesty (whdh.com)
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 (WBUR.org)
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' (WBUR.org)
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 (sciencemag.org)
May 14, 2015

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

Zakim Center Drum Circle

June 01, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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 Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu to register. Open to patients, family members and staff.

 

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Sarcoma Support Group(2)

June 01, 2015

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Yawkey Center, 3rd Floor, Room 308

This group provides mutual support and education for sarcoma patients and their loved ones. The group serves to foster connections between patients to decrease feelings of isolation.

 

Facilitated by Larissa Hewitt, LICSW.

 

Registration is required. Call Larissa at 617-582-7548.

 

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Thriving with Yoga - Londonderry

June 01, 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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