“Being Mortal” documentary is based on Dr. Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal,”
and follows several Dana-Farber patients through the final stages of life.
Rosenberg, ScD, led a survey that found women who have double mastectomies
generally overestimate their likelihood of getting cancer in the healthy
Kieran discusses the challenges, the obstacles, and the ultimate joy of
overseeing one of the country’s foremost pediatric brain-tumor programs.
Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors
Dr. Judy Garber commented on the increasing number of women who undergo genetic testing and then choose double mastectomies.
Dana-Farber patient Grace Silva served as a case study of an “exceptional responder” for a treatment she underwent at the recommendation of her oncologists, Dr. Jochen Lorch and Dr. Nikhil Wagle.
Dr. Judy Garber comments on Dana-Farber researchers using healthy breast tissue from high-risk patients to prevent breast cancer.
Dr. Brian Wolpin led a study showing an increase in certain metabolites in the blood could be a future noninvasive marker for pancreatic cancer.
Rachel Freedman commented on targeted treatments – those that attack a specific
characteristic of a cancer strain – becoming the norm in breast cancer care.
Dr. Eric Winer served as chair for a panel that developed the second international guidelines for management of advanced breast cancer.
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