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  • Dr. Mehra Golshan led a study that shows many patients are opting for a mastectomy despite the high success rates a lumpectomy can offer.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. F. Stephen Hodi co-led a study that found combining two drugs that unleash the immune system to attack cancer was significantly more effective in stifling tumors in melanoma patients than using just one of the treatments alone.

Tags: Immunotherapy

  • K. "Vish" Viswanath, PhD was a panelist for a discussion titled "Can E-cigarette Regulation Protect the Public’s Health? Making Sense of the Science."

Tags: Smoking

  • Dr. Joanne Wolfe commented on the pressing need for improvements in the care of pediatric cancer patients, despite research showing increased survival rates in the group.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Dr. Rosalind Segal led a study that identified a protein critical to both the normal development of the brain and the development of medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor that usually strikes children younger than 10.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • A patient at Dana-Farber who was treated by Dr. Keith Ligon “open-sourced” his illness by inviting friends, family, and colleagues in the field of science, to view his health information and have discussions about his treatment.


Tags: BrainTumors

  • Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, commented on a recent survey that found many people with cancer were taking fish oil supplements despite research showing they make chemotherapy less effective.

Tags: Nutrition

  • Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of Dana-Farber next summer, after 16 years.

Tags: Appointments

  • Dr. Sidney Farber – as featured in the PBS film “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” – was described as an unsung hero of cancer research for his efforts in discovering the use of chemotherapy as a form of treatment for pediatric cancer patients.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer

  • Sharon Bober, PhD, discussed the need for more education and frank talk about how patients can have a healthy sexual life after cancer and cancer-related surgeries.


Tags: OvarianCancer

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