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  • A study in the journal Cancer suggests that breast cancer patients who opt for lumpectomies with radiation might have a small survival advantage compared with those who have mastectomies. Dr. Mehra Golshan says it is hard to imagine that less surgery with radiation gives a better outcome.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • Dr. Atul Gawande is among Dana-Farber physicians and patients featured in Frontline’s new film, Being Mortal, which explores the relationships between doctors and patients at the end of life. 

Tags: EndOfLife

  • Dr. Mehra Golshan and Dr. Eric Winer commented on why doctors are calling for a change in the way they treat certain breast cancers.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Ursula Matulonis said women diagnosed with ovarian cancer should try to get to a place with gynecologic oncologists and nurses who work with these cancers every day.

Tags: OvarianCancer, Disparities, GynecologicCancers

  • Lung cancer among younger, healthier, and non-smoking individuals "seems to be emerging as its own subtype of lung cancer — one for which new, powerful treatments are needed to make it a livable disease" said Dr. Geoffrey Oxnard, a lung cancer specialist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: LungCancer, Genetics

  • The Savage family moved to Boston from Ireland so that their daughter could be treated by Dana-Farber specialists for a rare form of brain cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on the increase in women opting to undergo preventive bilateral mastectomies.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • A study by Dr. Susan Dale Block found that the less money spent on medical care at the end of a person’s life resulted in a better death experience.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • Dana-Farber President and CEO Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., discussed the ongoing war on cancer and where the promising research is now

Tags: BasicResearch, Prevention

  • In a recent national study led by Dr. Jane Weeks, 69 percent of those with stage 4 lung cancer and 81 percent of those with stage 4 colon cancer failed to understand that chemotherapy was not at all likely to cure their cancer.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife

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