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News tagged ‘Prevention’ clear

  • Dr. Judy Garber comments on a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that women at high risk for breast cancer consider taking drugs to prevent the disease.

Tags: BreastCancer, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber President and CEO Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., discussed the ongoing war on cancer and where the promising research is now

Tags: BasicResearch, Prevention

  • Dr. Robert Mayer was part of a tweet chat hosted by ABC News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Richard Besser to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • The new iPhone app from Dana-Farber offers users support and information about eating a healthy diet to help fight cancer. Senior nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, hopes these healthy recipes will be adopted by people who want to lower their risk of getting cancer.

Tags: Nutrition, PatientSupport, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber's senior nutritionist Stacy Kennedy shares a simple way to remember which autumn vegetables are best at helping to fight cancer, along with some nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipes.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute teams up with Chef Frank McClelland, owner of L'Espalier restaurant in Boston, to provide three mouth-watering recipes that are perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention

  • Extending tamoxifen treatment to 10 years significantly improved a women's chances of surviving breast cancer and reduced the risk of the cancer coming back, a new study shows. Dr. Eric Winer said while only about 10 percent of women in the study were premenopausal, the benefits were similar to those for women after menopause, indicating that a new long-term strategy is now an option for them. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: BreastCancer, Hormones, Prevention

  • "We've definitely had more women coming in to discuss their family history and whether genetic testing is appropriate after they heard about Angelina Jolie" said Dr. Huma Rana, a geneticist at the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: BreastCancer, Prevention

  • Customized cancer treatment is getting closer to reality, as researchers have come up with single drugs that can treat many different kinds of cancers. One example is Kevetrin, now in Phase I clinical trials at Dana-Farber.

Tags: Melanoma, Nutrition, Prevention

  • Dr. Andrea Myers called new research using fluid from a Pap test to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers an important step in developing an effective screening test for women at high risk for these cancers.

Tags: CervicalCancer, OvarianCancer, Prevention, GynecologicCancers

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