- Thanks to the partnership between the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber patient and avid Sox fan Tim Burke has been able to throw out the first pitch and attend numerous games at Fenway.
Tags: BostonRedSox, JimmyFund
- Tim Gilligan recently donated stem cells at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center after hearing that "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts needed a stem cell transplant. Transplant Donor Services manager Cindy Albert explained that the donation process is easy and fairly painless.
- Over 250 women business leaders attended the 10th annual Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers Executive Council Breakfast to help find cures for women's cancers. Ursula Matulonis, MD, medical director of the Dana-Farber Gynecologic Oncology program, was the featured speaker.
- The Hope for Calle foundation supports research for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, at Dana-Farber. The clinical trial is led by Dr. Mark Kieran. Dr. Kieran said DIPG is rare and affects about 200 children a year.
Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors
- Dana-Farber is included in a list of hospitals that offer special touches for patients. Dana-Farber offers iPads to patients to use while they are receiving treatment.
Tags: Appointments, PatientSupport
- Adolescents and young adults account for more than 77,000 new cancers every year. Dana-Farber has a program specifically designed to address the needs of cancer patients ages 19-39. Karen Fasciano, PsyD, says it is important to be aware of issues, such as fertility and emotional needs, that are unique to young adult patients.
- Dana-Farber's decision to incorporate patients' input into the development of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care has resulted in a facility that has won critical acclaim for its design, and led to improvements in patient throughput and overall safety.
Tags: PatientSupport, YawkeyCenter
- A study by Jennifer Mack published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that while most patients with advanced cancer have had end-of-life discussions, they tend to occur during acute hospital care and focus on advance directives rather than advance care planning.
- Lung cancer patients and their families often hope for more from treatment aimed at making them more comfortable, and oncologists may be failing to communicate to patients the limits of measures being offered, according to a study from Dr. Jane Weeks and Dr. Deborah Schrag.
Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife
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