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  • A Maine man diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer six months ago is now effectively cancer-free following an experimental treatment at Dana-Farber.

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer

  • A government panel recommended heavy smokers over 55 have a CT scan to check for lung cancer. Dr. Christopher Lathan says this is a tremendous opportunity to really change the tide in lung cancer treatment.

Tags: BasicResearch, LungCancer

  • 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

  • Dr. Lisa Diller comments on her study showing that women who had cancer in childhood have good odds of eventually conceiving, even if they'd tried unsuccessfully for a year to get pregnant.

Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer

  • A study by Dr. Gregory Abel showed the overall survival rates were the same in MDS patients age 60 to 65 years who received stem cell transplants compared to patients older than 66 years.

Tags: BasicResearch, StemCellTransplant

  • According to Dr. Ann Partridge, new findings suggest that as breast cancer continues to be better characterized molecularly, and therapies such as trastuzumab are developed, the importance of age with regard to prognosis will diminish.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • Dr. Ilana M. Braun comments on a new analysis that finds within two years of a cancer diagnosis, depression in patients and their spouses tends to drop back to roughly the same levels as in the general population, but is replaced by anxiety. 

Tags: BasicResearch, CopingWithCancer

  • More than 30,000 people in Massachusetts work directly in biomedical research largely due to grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Chuck Stiles is concerned for the future generation of researchers.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, remarked that efficiency has increased concerning patients entering clinical trials.

Tags: BasicResearch

  • At the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting, Dr. Nikhil Munshi presented results from a study of the antibody BHQ880, which targets DKK-1, a protein that inhibits bone formation and is overabundant in people with multiple myeloma.

Tags: Antibody, BasicResearch, MultipleMyeloma

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