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  • The Hope for Calle foundation supports research for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, at Dana-Farber. The clinical trial is led by Dr. Mark Kieran. Dr. Kieran said DIPG is rare and affects about 200 children a year.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, BrainTumors

  • 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

  • Dana-Farber is included in a list of hospitals that offer special touches for patients. Dana-Farber offers iPads to patients to use while they are receiving treatment.

Tags: Appointments, PatientSupport

  • Dr. Patrick Ott commented on the increased rates of melanoma in older adults.

Tags: Melanoma

  • 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

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