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News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear

  • Dana-Farber has been given one of three, $100,000 research grants by The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee.

Tags: BreastCancer, Grants, Honors

  • Dr. Rachel Freedman commented on targeted treatments – those that attack a specific characteristic of a cancer strain – becoming the norm in breast cancer care.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Mehra Golshan and Dr. Yasuaki Sagara led a study that showed surgery for a very early type of breast cancer does not significantly improve outcomes for patients.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • In an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Javid Moslehi wrote cardiac risk factors should be considered when a breast cancer patient starts radiation.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study of Perjeta, a drug used to treat advanced breast cancer that had unprecedented success in prolonging lives.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Rachel Freedman led a study, published in CANCER, that found many women with breast cancer may lack knowledge regarding their illness.

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  • Dana-Farber researchers were part of The Cancer Genome Atlas study that identified four genetically distinct types of breast cancer, each with its own biology and survival outlooks. Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD, one of the study's co-authors, said the findings could help direct the development of better treatments, adding that it likely will result in new combination therapies rather than one "silver bullet" drug.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics

  • Although breast cancer is rare in young women, research shows that the risk of developing breast cancer increases in the five years or so after giving birth. Dr. Eric Winer from Dana-Farber says pregnancy hormones may spur the growth of pre-existing cancer cells, causing a woman to be diagnosed with breast cancer sooner than she might have been had she not been pregnant.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • More than 250 female business and community leaders attended the fourth annual Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Executive Council, Beyond Boston Luncheon to benefit breast and ovarian cancer research. Speakers included Dr. Ann Partridge, Dr. Eric Winer, and WCVB reporter and cancer survivor, Kelley Tuthill.

Tags: BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found breast cancer patients who had radiation are at increased risk for heart disease. In an editorial Dr. Javid Moslehi stressed the importance of assessing cardiac risk factors.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

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