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  • 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

  • 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

  • Dr. Lisa Diller commented on the effects that childhood cancer treatment can have on adult survivors.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

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