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  • Dr. Pasi A. Jänne commented about the rise in women in the United States being diagnosed with lung cancer who never smoked cigarettes.

Tags: LungCancer

  • In a new study, Dr. Judy Garber credits actress Angelina Jolie’s battle with breast cancer for increasing public awareness of breast cancer surgery options.


Tags: Genetics, CopingWithCancer

  • Dr. Mehra Golshan and Dr. Eric Winer commented on why doctors are calling for a change in the way they treat certain breast cancers.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., commented on Dana-Farber’s policy not to involve physicians in a patient’s decision to become a financial donor.

Tags: PatientSupport, Development

  • Dr. Christopher Lathan commented on a study that found residents in Greater Lowell have higher cancer rates than the rest of the state, with the highest rates among poorer residents.

Tags: Disparities

  • The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds. During a public hearing, Dr. Jennifer Lin said Dana-Farber sees 10 to 20 new cases of melanoma each week.

Tags: Melanoma

  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center researchers were granted a $10 million award from the Department of Defense to conduct research to determine if a daily aspirin regimen is beneficial to cancer patients.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Daphne Haas-Kogan commented on Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center’s recent agreement with Bermuda Cancer and Health Center to bring radiation therapy and experts in radiation to patients in Bermuda.

Tags: Partnerships

  • Dr. Jennifer Ligibel commented on ways that women can reduce breast cancer risk by exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding hormone replacement therapy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Exercise

  • Dr. Tracy Balboni wrote an editorial for a study that found doctors and other health care providers discussed religion or spirituality in less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit.

Tags: PatientSupport

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