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  • Dr. Kimmie Ng led research showing patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin.


Tags: ColonCancer

  • Dr. Pasi A. Jänne commented on Bristol-Myers Squibb’s new cancer drug, Opdivo, which is working so well that its clinical trial in lung cancer will be stopped two years ahead of schedule.

Tags: LungCancer

  • Dr. Anthony Letai led a study showing an oral targeted drug that found encouraging activity and tolerable side effects in patients with treatment-resistant or relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).


Tags: Leukemia

  • Dr. Eric Winer and Dr. Sara Tolaney led a study showing women with small stage 1, HER2-positive breast tumors, who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted drug following surgery, were unlikely to have the cancer recur within three years of treatment.


Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dana-Farber was mentioned as one of the institutions affiliated with Harvard that benefited from research dollars from the National Institute of Health.


Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. Robert J. Soiffer and Dr. Matthew S. Davids led a study showing the immune checkpoint blocker ipilimumab showed clinical benefit in nearly half of blood cancer patients who had relapsed following allogeneic stem cell transplantation.


Tags: StemCellTransplant

  • Dr. Christopher Sweeney discussed the future of prostate cancer research.

Tags: ProstateCancer

  • Dana-Farber was mentioned for its study, presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, that validated the myChoice HRD test to select the best chemotherapy for breast cancer patients before they have surgery.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center patient Carrick Wood went home for the first time on Christmas after spending the first six months of his life being treated for leukemia.


Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Sarah Reed, MPH, commented on the perceptions of how cancer patients and survivors should spend their holidays.


Tags: Nutrition

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