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  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is expanding its research footprint by moving into five floors at Longwood Center (360 Longwood Avenue), beginning later this month.

Tags: BasicResearch, TranslationalResearch

  • A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system's vigilance against tumor cells.

Tags: ColonCancer, ImmuneSystem

  • Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba will run the 119th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 20 as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team to support cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: Development

  • According to a new study led by Dana-Farber researchers, patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin.

Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer, Nutrition

  • Dana-Farber researchers report women with small, HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted drug following surgery were highly unlikely to have the cancer recur within three years.

Tags: BreastCancer, TargetedTherapy

  • Immunotherapy, genomic profiling, and investigating game-changing drug therapies topped the list of most important cancer research and clinical developments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2014.

Tags: EGFR, Genomics, LungCancer, OvarianCancer, ProstateCancer, Lymphoma, Immunotherapy

  • In a clinical trial involving women with triple-negative breast cancer, patients who received the drugs carboplatin and/or bevacizumab in combination with standard chemotherapy prior to surgery were more likely to have their tumors disappear entirely from the breast, according to data presented by investigators during the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Adding a PI3K inhibitor to hormonal therapy for metastatic breast cancer may help overcome resistance to the hormonal therapy and delay disease progression, according to investigators from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to research presented at the annual American Society of Hematology annual meeting in San Francisco.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Survivorship, Leukemia

  • A study led by Dana-Farber investigators found that a phase 1 trial of an immune checkpoint blocker found clinical benefit in nearly half of blood cancer patients who had relapsed following allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

Tags: MultipleMyeloma, Leukemia, Immunotherapy

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