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  • SIDTALKSScience, Innovation, and Discovery at Dana-Farber

    Updates from our researchers for our Joint Visiting Committee Symposium

    Five short talks addressing The Promise of Cancer Research
    Delivered November 19, 2014

    In the complex fight against cancer, Dana-Farber researchers are advancing the field on every front. Our experts are probing the molecular changes that cause tumors, testing new drug therapies, improving the delivery of care, and addressing the needs of cancer survivors.

    In the spirit of the illuminating TED Talks and TEDMED series, here are dynamic short talks — SIDTALKS — from five of Dana-Farber's leading researchers, as they report from the groundbreaking frontiers of their respective fields of research.

    Levi Garraway, MD, PhD - small  
    Levi Garraway, MD, PhD

    Precision Medicine Is Decoding the Mysteries of Cancer
    The Joint Center for Cancer Precision Medicine at Dana-Farber focuses on decoding the mysteries of cancer and developing new drugs and treatments to disarm this deadly disease. Learn about Dana-Farber's role in precision medicine from Levi Garraway, MD, PhD, the center's director, in his SIDTALK.

    James (Jay) Bradner, MD  
    James (Jay) Bradner, MD

    Groundbreaking Work in Cancer Chemical Biology Aims to Find New Cancer Treatments
    "We've learned more about cancer in the past 10 years than we have in the past 100," says Dr. Jay Bradner of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Watch his SIDTALK, in which he discusses his groundbreaking work in cancer chemical biology aimed at finding new treatments to bring us closer to more cures for cancer.

    Kimberly Stegmaier, MD  
    Kimberly Stegmaier, MD

    Advances in Pediatric Cancer Research
    Did you know that cancer is still the leading cause of death by disease in children? Learn more about pediatric cancer research from Kimberly Stegmaier, MD, co-director of Dana-Farber/Boston Children's pediatric Hematologic Malignancy Center, in her SIDTALK on research to find new drug targets and develop new treatments for pediatric patients.

    F. Stephen Hodi, MD  
    F. Stephen Hodi, MD

    How Our Body's Own Immune System Can Be Tapped to Fight Cancer
    F. Stephen Hodi, MD, director of the Center for Immuno-Oncology, describes how our body's own immune system can be tapped to fight cancer. Dana-Farber is on the forefront of researching these exciting approaches to cancer treatment. View his SIDTALK on immuno-oncology and melanoma.

    Ann Partridge, MD, MPH  
    Ann Partridge, MD, MPH

    Supporting Patients and Families at Every Stage of Their Treatment and Beyond
    At Dana-Farber, we pride ourselves in our commitment to "Total Patient Care" — supporting patients and families at every stage in their treatment and further, through the Adult Survivorship Program led by Program Director Ann Partridge, MD, MPH. Watch her SIDTALK on cancer survivorship.

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  • Personalized Medicine Research

    • Barrett Rollins, MD, PhD and Neil Lindeman, MDLearn about Profile, a comprehensive somatic genotyping study that focuses on the development of targeted treatments for every person with cancer.
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    • To learn more about the many ways you can support Dana-Farber’s research initiatives with a philanthropic gift, please contact Rebecca Freedman at 617-632-4215 or rebecca_freedman@
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