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  • 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

  • Adolescents and young adults account for more than 77,000 new cancers every year. Dana-Farber has a program specifically designed to address the needs of cancer patients ages 19-39. Karen Fasciano, PsyD, says it is important to be aware of issues, such as fertility and emotional needs, that are unique to young adult patients.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

  • Former Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center patient Kate Franklin spent the summer interning in the lab of Dr. Loren Walensky, who treated her for leukemia when she was a child.
     

Tags: Leukemia

  • Dana-Farber's free nutrition app, called "Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer," is now available on both iPhone and Android platforms.

Tags: Nutrition

  • Dana-Farber's decision to incorporate patients' input into the development of the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care has resulted in a facility that has won critical acclaim for its design, and led to improvements in patient throughput and overall safety.

Tags: PatientSupport, YawkeyCenter

  • Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, led a survey that found women who have double mastectomies generally overestimate their likelihood of getting cancer in the healthy breast.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Ian E. Krop led a study showing that the anti-body drug ado-trastuzumab emtansine significantly prolonged progression-free survival in patients with progressive HER2-positive advanced breast cancer.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • A study by Jennifer Mack published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that while most patients with advanced cancer have had end-of-life discussions, they tend to occur during acute hospital care and focus on advance directives rather than advance care planning.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • 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. F. Stephen Hodi commented on advances in melanoma treatments.

Tags: Melanoma

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