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  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a new study that found among women with operable hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer, who were given goserelin (Zoladex) in addition to chemotherapy, had lower rates of ovarian failure and higher rates of pregnancy compared with patients treated with chemotherapy alone.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Craig Bunnell discussed Dana-Farber’s new plan to implement next day appointments with an oncologist for newly diagnosed patients.

Tags: PatientSupport, YawkeyCenter

  • Drs. Susan Block, Atul Gawande and Rachelle Bernacki were mentioned for the randomized study performed at Dana-Farber examining how closely the wishes of a group of the sickest patients are honored during end-of-life care.

     

Tags: EndOfLife

  • Dr. Anthony Letai led a study showing a new technique that can predict which specific drug will be most effective in treating various types of cancer tumors.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. Paul Richardson commented on the US Food and Drug Administration’s decision to expand the existing indication for lenalidomide (Revlimid) in combination with dexamethasone to include patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

     

Tags: MultipleMyeloma

  • Dr. Lawrence Shulman wrote about his work in Rwanda and providing access to life-saving advances in cancer treatment through the collaborations of the Rwandan Ministry of Health, Partners in Health, and Dana-Farber.

     

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dana-Farber physicians including Dr. Barrett Rollins and Dr. Kenneth C. Anderson talked about the next generation of cancer-fighting drugs at the 14th annual Breakfast with the Doctors in Palm Beach.

Tags: Genomics

  • Dr. Steven Treon discussed the game-changing discoveries in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia that led to the approval of ibrutinib for treatment of the disease

Tags: Leukemia

  • Drs. Joanne Wolfe, Janet Abrahm, and Susan Block, members of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team - or PACT - at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, commented on the challenges of pediatric palliative care.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • Dr. Joanne Wolfe, director of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team, or PACT, at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, commented on the challenges of pediatric palliative care.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

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