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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.
 

Targeted drugs get first test in early stage lung cancer

August 19, 2014

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched a new nationwide clinical trial to find out if two molecularly targeted drugs that have improved outcomes in advanced lung cancer can increase survival of patients with early-stage lung cancer that has been surgically removed.

Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD in the lab 

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 receives national certification for highest quality cancer care
September 02, 2014

The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), has awarded Dana-Farber Cancer Institute a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet its highest standards for quality cancer care.

Scientists unravel mystery of brain cell growth
August 07, 2014

Dana-Farber scientists and international colleagues have discovered how a single protein can exert both a push and a pull force to nudge a neuron in the desired direction, helping neurons navigate to their assigned places in the developing brain.

Early detection and transplantation provide best outcomes for bubble boy disease
July 31, 2014

Children born with so-called “bubble boy” disease have the best chance of survival if they undergo a hematopoietic stem cell transplant as soon after birth as possible, according to a detailed analysis of 10 years published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers say the findings argue for expanding newborn screening for the life-threatening immune disorder.

Northeastern University receives $1.15 million National Institutes of Health grant (Boston Business Journal)

August 27, 2014

A new program called CaNCURE is a unique partnership between the Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Northeastern University.

Robotic prostate removal tied to surgical changes, costs (Reuters)
August 27, 2014

Dr. Steven Chang led a study showing robotic surgery for prostate cancer may have led to changes in the number of surgeons performing prostate removals and in the overall cost.

OncoBriefs: Low-Nicotine Cigs, Prostate Bx and UTI, Myeloma Drug (MedPageToday)
August 25, 2014

 

Dr. Paul Richardson led a study showing treatment with an investigational oral drug led to stable disease or better response in three fourths of patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma. 

Red Sox Beat: No more big league chew (Boston Globe)
August 21, 2014

Dr. Robert Haddad discussed former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s oral cancer diagnosis during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.

Calling on Cancer's A-Team (Yahoo News)
August 13, 2014

Dana-Farber has launched an extensive research project into cancer genomics.

 

Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say (Los Angeles Times)
August 08, 2014

John Quackenbush, PhD, commented on a study that showed understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective treatment.

 

Two Genes Add to Breast Cancer Risk (MedPageToday)
August 07, 2014

Dr. Koen M. A. Dreijerink participated in a study that suggested the MEN1 mutation is also involved in the formation of breast cancer tumors.

 

Yoga at Dana-Farber

September 03, 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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Breast Cancer Support Group-Milford(4)

September 03, 2014

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

20 Prospect Street, 2nd Floor

An opportunity for women who would like to meet with others to explore ways to cope with their diagnosis and its effect on their lives through education and support.

Call Ann Sullivan at 508-488-3783 to register.

This program is free and refreshments will be provided.

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Yoga at Dana-Farber(2)

September 03, 2014

5:00 PM - 6:00 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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