- Dr. Stacy Gray led a study that suggests not all doctors are ready to embrace tests that look for hundreds of DNA changes in patients’ tumor samples.
- Dr. Kimmie Ng commented on the American Cancer Society’s report that deaths from colon cancer are dropping due to screenings.
- Dr. Nikhil Wagle led a study that found a patient with advanced bladder cancer experienced a complete response for 14 months to the drug combination Everolimus and Pazopanib.
- Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer. He started chemotherapy in early March at Dana-Farber under the care of Dr. Charles Fuchs.
- Treated at Dana-Farber by Dr. David Jackman and Dr. Raymond Mak, reporter Bill Shields of WBZ-TV is now cancer free.
- Dr. Alexi Wright reports on a new study suggesting that being overweight increases a woman's risk of ovarian cancer.
Tags: OvarianCancer, PatientEducation
- An immune therapy approach that was on the fringes of cancer therapy is suddenly the hottest trend in cancer drug development. Studies led by Dr. F. Stephen Hodi and Gordon Freeman, PhD, are referenced.
- Dr. Barrett Rollins is one of several Dana-Farber doctors commenting on a survey showing major cancer institutes accepting more industry dollars for research.
- Dr. Alexi Wright led a study that found patients with terminal cancer who fight to the very end, taking debilitating chemotherapy treatments in the last months of life, often end up dying in intensive care.
Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife, CopingWithCancer
- Dr. David Nathan has been studying sickle cell disease for more than 50 years. He discusses the latest research and treatment for the disease.
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