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  • Cigall Kodach, PhD, spoke about the problems in today’s biology and medicine research on a panel at the Forbes Under 30 Summit.

     

Tags: BasicResearch

  • FRONTLINE’s “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.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, led a survey that found women who have double mastectomies generally overestimate their likelihood of getting cancer in the healthy breast.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Mark 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.

     

Tags: Genetics

  • 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.

     

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. Judy Garber comments on Dana-Farber researchers using healthy breast tissue from high-risk patients to prevent breast cancer. 

     

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Brian Wolpin led a study showing an increase in certain metabolites in the blood could be a future noninvasive marker for pancreatic cancer.

Tags: PancreaticCancer

  • Dr. Rachel Freedman commented on targeted treatments – those that attack a specific characteristic of a cancer strain – becoming the norm in breast cancer care.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study of Perjeta, a drug used to treat advanced breast cancer that had unprecedented success in prolonging lives.

Tags: BreastCancer

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