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  • 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

  • Dr. Erica Mayer, a medical oncologist at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber, explained the concerns over soy consumption and its relationship to breast cancer.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study that found many women with breast cancer may lack knowledge regarding their illness. The findings show how minority patients may be less likely than others to know and report accurate information about their tumors' characteristics.

Tags: PatientEducation, PatientSupport

  • Nine factors explain some of the variance in the quality of life of patients with advanced cancer in end-of-life care, according to a study led by Dr. Holly Prigerson and associates at Dana-Farber and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • Dr. Paul Richardson, clinical director for Dana-Farber's Jerome Lipper Center for Multiple Myeloma, shared the latest prognosis on treating and surviving this disease.

Tags: MultipleMyeloma

  • Dana-Farber was mentioned in a story about how bureaucracy and outdated rules often block potential breakthroughs, but precision medicine is providing hope.

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics, Genetics

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