News tagged ‘BasicResearch’ clear
- Dana-Farber patient Jack Whelan was diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer. His physician, Dr. Irene Ghobrial, said drug therapies are helping to delay the progression of the disease.
Tags: BasicResearch, CopingWithCancer
- Dr. Rachel Freedman commented on a study that finds black women with breast cancer are more likely than Hispanic or white women to experience delays in the initiation of chemotherapy or radiation after surgery.
Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer
- At the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, George Demetri, MD, reported in a study that a simple blood sample revealed more cancer-causing mutations than a tumor biopsy alone.
- A patient being treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is the first to undergo a procedure designed to slow the progression of a genetic brain disorder.
Tags: BasicResearch, ChildhoodCancer
- In a study, Dr. Matthew Meyerson discovered that certain bacteria, found in the mouth, stimulate bad immune responses and turn on cancer growth genes to generate colorectal tumors.
Tags: BasicResearch, ColonCancer
- Dr. Erica Mayer says some breast cancer patients at Dana-Farber are using experimental caps to try to prevent hair loss from chemotherapy. These special caps have not been approved by the FDA and studies are still underway concerning their effectiveness.
Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch
- Dr. Bruce Spiegelman of Dana-Farber discussed his laboratory's discovery of a new type of energy-burning fat cell (called "beige fat") in adult humans, which he says may have therapeutic potential for treating obesity. Obesity is a risk factor for cancer.
- Dr. Robert Haddad commented on a study that found the highest risk for cancer from HPV is among people who have more than six lifetime sexual partners and a history of oral sex.
Tags: BasicResearch, OralCancer
- A study led by Dr. Jane Weeks suggests that many patients with advanced lung and colorectal cancer harbor the fundamental misperception that treatments that can extend life and alleviate pain might also cure them. Dr. Deborah Schrag, co-author of the study, said the researchers were also interested in examining whether where doctors worked might affect the way the message was communicated.
Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch, EndOfLife
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