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  • Dr. David Steensma led research that developed a new test providing a tumor’s molecular profile, checking samples for 95 specific genes often mutated in blood cancers.


Tags: Genomics

  • Dr. Stephen Sallan commented on drugmakers neglecting to fund research on pediatric cancers.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber’s Center for Cancer Systems Biology produced a new human interactome map, based on a systematic screen of 13,000 human proteins that uncovered 14,000 protein-protein interactions.


Tags: Genomics, Genetics

  • WBZ-TV profiled the Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber.  Program director Karen Fasciano says they help patients aged 18-39 with the unique circumstances they face living with cancer.

Tags: PatientSupport, Survivorship

  • Former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw, who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2013, toured Dana-Farber and spoke at the Visiting Committee dinner.


Tags: MultipleMyeloma

  • Dr. Anne Partridge commented on a study that found double mastectomies do not improve the chances of survival for women at average risk of breast cancer recurrence.


Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Patrick Wen commented on a study about an electrical device glued to the scalp that can slow glioblastoma growth and prolong survival.


Tags: BrainTumors

  • Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., talked about research to develop treatments for cancer that are more efficient and less toxic, by specifically targeting tumors using genetic analysis.


Tags: BasicResearch, TargetedTherapy

  • Dr. Ursula Matulonis commented on early detection of ovarian cancer, which will be a topic of focus at the upcoming Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers Executive Council Luncheon.

Tags: OvarianCancer

  • Drs. Richard Stone, Jeff Golden, and Robert Soiffer collaborated on a study using Rapid Heme Panel, a high-tech genetic test that provides critical information for treating blood cancer patients.


Tags: Leukemia

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