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  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study that found two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer are getting radiation treatment that lasts nearly twice as long as necessary.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Ian Krop presented results of a study on women with estrogen-receptor-positive cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • At the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, Dr. Margaret Shipp and Dr. Philippe Armand presented their study that found 87 percent of Hodgkin lymphoma patients who participated in an early-phase immunotherapy clinical trial experienced cancer remission.

Tags: Lymphoma

  • Dr. David Steensma commented on a drug, called AG-221, which targets a genetic mutation that prevents certain white blood cells from maturing into normal-functioning, infection-fighting cells, leading to acute myeloid leukemia and other blood cancers.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Immunotherapy

  • At the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, Dr. Margaret Shipp and Dr. Philippe Armand presented their study that found 87 percent of Hodgkin lymphoma patients who participated in an early-phase immunotherapy clinical trial experienced cancer remission.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Immunotherapy

  • Since 2002, Dana-Farber has sent its Mammography Van around Boston to provide breast cancer screenings to women who otherwise wouldn’t get checked. Dana-Farber uses data from patient surveys to determine exactly where the mobile unit’s services are needed.

     

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Fifty-seven physicians and surgeons affiliated with Dana-Farber have been named to Boston magazine's annual “Top Doctors” guide.

     

Tags: Featured, Partnerships

  • Dr. Eric Winer talks about a new breast cancer vaccine that is showing promising signs of success in the early stages of a clinical trial.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. David Steensma led research that developed a new test providing a tumor’s molecular profile, checking samples for 95 specific genes often mutated in blood cancers.

     

Tags: Genomics

  • Dr. Stephen Sallan commented on drugmakers neglecting to fund research on pediatric cancers.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer

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